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It’s a digital experience.
The content is delivered online through an annual membership. Log in, create your own tests, practice, study, and earn CME credit. Go to and click Free Pretest. You can review the answer explanations at the end.

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The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 150 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 150 ACEP Category I credits.

Approved by the American Osteopathic Association for 150 hours of AOA Category 2-B credit (requires passing grade of 70% or better.)

Not affiliated with ABEM

“I recommend PEER and its clinically relevant questions as a

refresher for important EM topics and review for board exams.”

 – Isaac Chu, DO
    Manhattan Beach, CA
    PEER User

Everyone who has earned the right to take the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) qualifying examination has endured countless assessments along the way. Although this has no doubt led to much strife and trepidation, we can finally take solace in the fact that this particular examination, in theory, carries a unique applicability to the daily practice of emergency medicine.

The changing landscape of technology has led to significant changes in the way we access our information. Test takers now have a multitude of options to choose from when selecting their preferred method of test preparation. One constant in all of this turnover is the ubiquitous value of practice questions.

PEER IX succeeds in offering a full-length practice examination with questions that are representative of the qualifying examination. The questions in PEER IX are stimulating and expansive, covering nearly every relevant topic. Readers are further rewarded with richly engaging explanations and analysis on why each of the other choices is incorrect. These discussions should not be overlooked because the answer for even the most simple question carries several teaching points.

Its greatest value is also its greatest impediment. The questions so closely mimic what will likely be seen on the actual examination that it can be frustrating at times. For instance, having to choose the most sensitive complaint for someone with a pulmonary embolus (chest pain or dyspnea?) or the most specific test for viral encephalitis is both esoteric and immaterial to the practice of emergency medicine. Controversial topics such as the use of cuffed versus uncuffed tubes are not shied away from, which can make ascertaining the correct answer difficult. However, such is the reality of the ABEM examination.

The resource that most closely compares to PEER IX is Rosh Review. The largest difference is that PEER IX is available in both written and digital format. However, there is something to be said for the simplicity of Rosh Review because its questions and explanations are more concise and seemingly clinically relevant.

As emergency physicians, most of us are cursed with a short attention span. Although it may not be feasible for all, the book is best used when questions are taken in blocks. The more one is accustomed to sitting for a time, answering lengthy questions and pacing oneself, the more comfortable he or she will feel when actually taking the test.

With so many types of resources now available, examinees have likely found a consistently efficacious blueprint for how to achieve maximum success in test taking. The value of practice questions cannot be doubted. A good question book will educate the reader without crushing him or her underneath the minutiae; it will replicate the actual test as closely as possible. To this end, PEER IX should be considered a success.

The content is delivered online through an annual subscription. Log in, create your own tests, practice, study, and earn CME credit. Go to and click Free Pretest. You can review the answer explanations at the end.

  • Why is it online? To make your study experience as close to your actual exam experience as possible and to keep adding new questions.
  • Continual updates. You’ll get new questions and answer explanations year-round during the term of your subscription at no extra charge.
  • Customized practice tests. Pick the number of questions, the category, whether you want to see the explanations as you go or at the end, and more.
  • Tests on single topics. Want to create a test on just stroke, PE, or MI? That’s an option on the “Create a Practice Test” menu.
  • Tests on required CME topics. Create a test using just the trauma questions (or stroke, ACS, or peds). Name your test accordingly, and that’s what will print on your CME certificate.
  • Claim-as-you-go CME credit. Every time you pass a practice test, if you’ve left the answer explanations on to study, you can claim CME credit. The total number of CME credits available is 2.5 times larger than what was offered with PEER VIIIPlease note that CME credit is available only through an annual subscription to the PEER online edition.
  • PEER SIM Exam. A timed test designed to look and feel like the real thing, down to the number of questions and colors and features on screen.
  • More study features. “Where to learn more” links to high-quality online resources and full-text articles. “PEER Point” and PEER Review” are new additions to both the online edition and the print companion.
  • One subscription, all devices. The new PEER online experience has a “responsive” design, so it scales up and down beautifully to match your screen size.
  • Questions? Call 800-798-1822 or email kEncEmailqffsAbdfq/psh.

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- David V Le, MD From United States Texas
It was eerie
July 5, 2017
“ … it was eerie how many exact questions were on the test that I had seen on PEER VIII and IX. I was skeptical. With the limited number of questions in the PEER bank when compared to the other competitors, I doubted that it would even be a worthwhile resource, but I was wrong. Very high yield questions and foils.”
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