Career Emergency Medicine Physicians are Encouraged to Demonstrate their Mastery of the Specialty

Emergency Medicine BCEMAs 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.

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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