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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Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine