BCEM Diplomates have demonstrated a mastery of emergency medicine

BCEM DiplomatesAt the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), we make sure that our Board Certified in Emergency Medicine (BCEM) Diplomates have demonstrated unparalleled mastery of emergency medicine. As one of North America’s leading multi-specialty physician certifying organizations, we are committed to making sure that every physician who earns board certification through one of our member boards has the experience and knowledge needed to provide the best possible healthcare to their patients. And one of the unique ways that we do this is by providing physicians who have extensive emergency department experience with the opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency in emergency medicine by earning board certification, even if they completed a residency in a primary care field.

The BCEM standards for eligibility are extremely rigorous and are in keeping with the high standards set by the ABPS. For a career emergency room physician who completed his or her residency in a specialty other than emergency medicine, but wishes to pursue board certification, the following minimum requirements must be met in order to be considered:

  • The successful completion of an accredited residency in family practice, internal medicine, pediatric medicine, or general surgery
  • An accumulation of at least 7,000 hours in an emergency department during this same time frame

BCEM Diplomates who are board certified through the ABPS are working in the emergency departments of hospitals across North America. This certification provides essential peace of mind to patients, validates the physician’s expertise in a high-profile field, and demonstrates to employers the unique abilities of the EM physician, making it an invaluable designation. When you work with a BCEM Diplomate, you can rest assured you’re in the hands of a competent, highly trained, and highly experienced medical professional.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements associated with Board Certification in Emergency Medicine through the ABPS, contact us today. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.

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