BCIM Is a Competitive Board Certification Choice for Internists

BCIM is a Competitive Board Certification Choice for InternistsIf you are an internal medicine physician researching board certification options, you should know that the Board of Certification in Internal Medicine (BCIM) offers qualified and experienced internists certification in the specialty. The BCIM is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), which is recognized in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook and by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a leading choice for physician certification.

Founded in 1952 to give experienced physicians a way to validate their skills through stringent testing and distinguish themselves as talented medical specialists, the ABPS is the nation’s smallest multi-specialty certification body. This size creates an efficiency that you won’t find at larger organizations. It’s an efficiency that allows the BCIM to respond to the specific needs of internists practicing today.

The Best and Brightest

Internists who pass the rigorous, clinically-based BCIM certification exam are those who have demonstrated command of internal medicine’s core concepts and the skills required to deliver exceptional patient care. BCIM physicians are members of a highly motivated community of like-minded physicians who share best practices and apprise each other of career opportunities. For a measure of the BCIM’s extensive recognition, consider that BCIM Diplomates can be found across the country and practice their specialty at some of the nation’s most respected medical institutions.

As BCIM Diplomates, internists can expect that the ABPS will work tirelessly on their behalf with practice management groups, legislators, and certifying organizations to give them a strong voice in their community. If you want more information about the BCIM’s mission, or if you’re interested in applying for BCIM certification, contact the ABPS. As a nationally recognized board certification entity, we welcome applications from internists who have been previously certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association.

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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.

Personal challenge and motivation compelled me to pass my ABPS board exam. Measurement and confirmation of my own knowledge base reinforced my self-confidence. The ABPS, with its history of inclusivity, has allowed me to have a voice in the organization, while permitting me to impact overall national patient safety and care through certification. Participation in exam development afforded me the opportunity to witness the rigorousness of the exam process and psychometrically sound product, while developing meaningful collegiality, professional life enrichment, and warding off burn out.

Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
Board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties has served to substantiate my interest and additional training in several fields of medicine including Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, and Administrative Medicine. As a result, I have been able to serve my community in clinical, disaster response, and administrative medicine roles. Through the ABPS, I have become recognized as a leader in my various fields of interest.

Spencer Price MD, MPH, MBA
Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Administrative Medicine
BCEM certification through ABPS has provided me with many opportunities. It has helped me demonstrate that I have special experience and expertise in Emergency Medicine beyond that obtained through my family medicine training. BCEM certification firmly established me as an emergency medicine specialist once I started working in emergency medicine full time. ABPS has also helped me network with other family physicians with a passion for improving rural and underserved emergency medicine practice.

Alex Beuning, MD, FAAEP
Emergency Medicine