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.

ABPS is a leading advocate for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality evidence-based patient care. ABPS certifies physicians through industry-leading rigorous examinations in various boards and offers continuous recertification making sure that these physicians are qualified to practice safe state of the art medicine.

Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
In this time of uncertainty, Disaster Medicine Certification has helped tremendously to demonstrate to hospital leadership my commitment to disaster preparedness and knowledge of planning, response, and mitigation. ABODM certification focuses on the knowledge and skills a physician needs to become a recognized leader in the four stages of disaster preparation and management: planning, coordination, execution, and debriefing.

Lewis W, Marshall, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM
Disaster Medicine | Emergency Medicine
ABPS board certification validates a physician's competence in their medical specialty. This is important to a patient seeking medical care. Physician recertification through ABPS assures that we maintain knowledge and expertise throughout our career. The ABPS is a collegial and committed organization of physicians and administrative staff. The organization has given me the opportunity to become involved in all facets of the board certification process and physician governance.

Lawrence Stein, MD, FAASOS
Orthopedic Surgery