2 Year ABEM Curriculum

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  • July: Heme: 2%, Immune 2%, Rheumatology, Oncology
    • Blood and blood components (Chapter 7)
    • Arthritis (Chapter 116)
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematous and the Vasculitides (Chapter 108)
    • Allergy, Hypersensitivity, Angioedema, and Anaphylaxis (Chapter 119)
    • Anemia, Polycythemia, and White Blood Cell Disorders (Chapter 121)
    • Disorders of Hemostasis (Chapter 122)
    • Selected Oncologic Emergencies (Chapter 123)
    • The Immunocompromised Patient (Chapter 183)
    • The Solid Organ Transplant Patient (Chapter 184)
  • August: Psych 4%
    • Thought Disorders (Chapter 110)
    • Mood Disorders (Chapter 111)
    • Anxiety Disorders (Chapter 112)
    • Somatoform Disorders (Chapter 113)
    • Factitious Disorders and Malingering (Chapter 114)
    • Suicide (Chapter 115)
    • The Combative Patient (Chapter 188)
  • September: Abd/GI 4%
    • Esophagus, Stomach and Duodenum (Chapter 89)
    • Disorders of Liver and Biliary Tract (Chapter 90)
    • Disorders of Pancreas (Chapter 91)
    • Disorders of Small Intestine (Chapter 92)
    • Acute Appendicitis (Chapter 93)
    • Gastroenteritis (Chapter 94)
    • Disorders of Large Intestine (Chapter 95)
    • Disorders of Anorectum (Chapter 96)
  • October: Toxicology 5%
    • General Approach to the Poisoned Patient (Chapter 147)
    • Acetaminophen (Chapter 148)
    • Aspirin and Nonsteroidal Agents (Chapter 149)
    • Anticholinergics (Chapter 150)
    • Antidepressants (Chapter 151)
    • Cardiovascular Drugs (Chapter 152)
    • Caustics (Chapter 153)
    • Cocaine and Other Sympathomimetics (Chapter 154)
    • Toxic Alcohols (Chapter 155)
    • Hallucinogens (Chapter 156)
    • Heavy Metals (Chapter 157)
    • Hydrocarbons (Chapter 158)
    • Inhaled Toxins (Chapter 159)
    • Lithium (Chapter 160)
    • Antipsychotics (Chapter 161)
    • Opioids (Chapter 162)
    • Pesticides (Chapter 163)
    • Plants, Mushrooms, and Herbal Medications (Chapter 164)
    • Sedative Hypnotics (Chapter 165)
    • Alcohol-Related Disease (Chapter 185)
    • Substance Abuse (Chapter 186)
  • November: Environmental 3%
    • Mammalian Bites (Chapter 61)
    • Venomous Animal Injuries (Chapter 62)
    • Frostbite (Chapter 139)
    • Accidental Hypothermia (Chapter 140)
    • Heat Illness (Chapter 141)
    • Electrical and Lightning Injuries (Chapter 142)
    • Scuba Diving and Dysbarism (Chapter 143)
    • High-Altitude Medicine (Chapter 144)
    • Drowning (Chapter 145)
    • Radiation Injuries (Chapter 146)
  • December: Endocrine, Metabolic and nutritional 2%
    • Acid-Base Disorders (Chapter 124)
    • Electrolyte Disorders (Chapter 125)
    • Diabetes Mellitus and Disorders of Glucose Homeostasis (Chapter 126)
    • Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders (Chapter 128)
  • January: Thoracic-Resp disorders Part 2: 4%
    • Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (Chapter 75)
    • Pneumonia (Chapter 76)
    • Pleural Disease (Chapter 77)
    • Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Upper Airway Obstruction and Infections (Chapter 168)
    • Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Lower Airway Obstruction (Chapter 169)
  • February: Renal/urogenital 3%
    • Genitourinary System (Chapter 47)
    • Renal Failure (Chapter 97)
    • Selected Urologic Problems (Chapter 99)
    • Pediatric Genitourinary and Renal Tract Disorders (Chapter 174)
  • March: Signs, Symptoms, presentations: 4.5%
    • Neck (Chapter 44)
    • Thoracic Trauma (Chapter 45)
    • Abdominal Trauma (Chapter 46)
    • Peripheral Vascular Injury (Chapter 48)
    • Wound Management Principles (Chapter 59)
    • Thermal Burns (Chapter 63)
    • Chemical Injuries (Chapter 64)
  • April: Cardiovascular Part 2: 5%
    • Pericardial and Myocardial Disease (Chapter 82)
    • Infective Endocardites and Valvular Heart Disease (Chapter 83)
    • Hypertension (Chapter 84)
    • Aortic Dissection (Chapter 85)
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Chapter 86)
    • Peripheral Arteriovascular Disease (Chapter 87)
    • Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis (Chapter 88)
  • May: Procedures/skills Part 2: 4%
    • Pediatric Resuscitation (Chapter 10)
    • Neonatal Resuscitation (Chapter 11)
    • Foreign Bodies (Chapter 60)
    • Emergency Ultrasound (Chapter 196)
  • June: Other core competencies: 1.5%
    • The Elder Patient (Chapter 182)
    • Evaluation of the Developmentally or Physically Disabled Patient (Chapter 187)
    • The Difficult Patient (Chapter 189)
    • Observation Medicine and Clinical Decision Units (Chapter 195)
    • Process Improvement and Patient Safety (Chapter 197)