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 gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.


Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
I value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine