Career Emergency Medicine Physicians are Encouraged to Demonstrate their Mastery of the Specialty
As the healthcare industry has become increasingly specialized, patients have begun to pay closer attention to the credentials of the physicians who treat them. The reputation of a healthcare facility, in many cases, hinges on the verifiable expertise of the staff, which is why career emergency medicine physicians are strongly encouraged to consider pursuing board certification in their area of expertise. Savvy patients know to look for board certified physicians, even if they don’t completely and thoroughly understand what it takes to become board certified. Plus, if you are an EM physician who has spent your career in the emergency department, you deserve to be recognized for your experience through board certification.
The process of becoming board certified through the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine® (BCEM) is rigorous but ensures that our Diplomates have successfully demonstrated their mastery of the core competencies required of an EM practitioner. And while a person who needs to visit the ER likely won’t spend much time researching physicians, it can be of great peace of mind to someone who learns that the hospital in their area has board certified physicians who have the training needed to offer top quality care, should they need it.
Another advantage to a physician pursuing board certification through the BCEM is that we offer free access to our online confirmation portal. Patients who are interested in confirming the credentials of a physician are welcome to visit our portal here. Information is key, and by having a clear understanding of the expertise of doctors in your community, you can have a clearer idea of where to turn when you’re in need of emergency care.
If you are an EM physician who has extensive experience in the emergency department of your hospital, you may be eligible for board certification through the BCEM. Contact us today to learn about our various eligibility requirements and the advantages of becoming board certified.