Ameen Taleb, MD, on Why He Chose to Get Certified With BCEM Following His AAEP Recognized EM Fellowship

Ameen Taleb, MDMy decision to pursue a career in emergency medicine evolved gradually after entering my residency training in family medicine and while working in the emergency department during residency. The emergency department is one of the areas in the hospital where physicians need to have excellent medical knowledge and procedural skills to provide immediate care and resuscitation of critically ill patients.

Practicing emergency medicine gives physicians the chance to work in a dynamic and energetic environment while treating diverse medical conditions. This specialty appeals to me, as it provides opportunities to perform quick yet complex problem-solving. Performing procedures is another area of emergency medicine that I enjoy. I also like teaching and working with medical students, residents, and emergency medicine fellows.

An emergency medicine fellowship recognized by the American Academy of Emergency Physicians (AAEP) provides the full training, skills, and knowledge required to apply for the written and oral board certification exams offered by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). So, after completing the Monroe Clinic Emergency Medicine Fellowship, I became certified with the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM), an ABPS Member Board. With the healthcare industry becoming increasingly specialized, more patients paying attention to physicians’ credentials, and more healthcare institutions requiring certification, becoming certified simply makes sense.

Being fellowship-trained and BCEM-certified has absolutely enhanced my knowledge of emergency medicine, as well as my leadership skills, and I’m now an emergency medicine fellowship program director and emergency department medical director.

I highly encourage emergency medicine fellows to seek BCEM certification, and to those considering an emergency medicine fellowship, I urge you to consider an AAEP-recognized program. Ultimately, BCEM certification elevates a physician’s level of competency and declares to the public that a BCEM-certified physician can be trusted to provide exceptional emergency medical care.

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