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Heidi P. Cordi, MD: Does Your Hospital Have a Disaster Plan in Place in the Event of an Emergency?

Hospitals can face a variety of adverse events ranging from natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and pandemics, to human-caused catastrophes such as terrorist and cybersecurity attacks. Disasters in and around a hospital can have a huge impact on the facility, its employees, and even the communities they serve. Hospitals must be able to handle the additional surge of ...

Approved Emergency Medicine Fellowship Programs Enable Primary Care Trained Physicians to Become Certified in the Specialty

Primary care physicians typically have a diverse skill set and a strong clinical background. They tend to see a high volume of patients as part of their residency, which means they are trained in diagnosing and treating patients of different ages who collectively have a variety of conditions. These clinical experiences help to explain why thousands of primary care physicians ...

What Is the American Board of Physician Specialties®?

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) is one of the three most prominent, nationally recognized multi-specialty certifying entities in North America. With 12 Member Boards and Diplomates in 20 specialties, the ABPS has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a leading choice for physician board certification. Since certifying our first physician way back in 1960, we ...

Physician Leaders Practicing Administrative Medicine Should Become Board Certified, According to Judy L. Smith, MD, MS, CPE, FACS

Physician leadership is critically important as health care evolves. Consider this from the television show “The Daily Briefing” on January 4, 2017: “What many top-ranked hospitals have in common: Physicians in the C-suite”. A 2011 study of the 100 best hospitals (as ranked by U.S. News & World Report) for cancer, digestive disorders, and cardiovascular care showed that hospitals run ...

Myles Spar, MD: Can Social Connection Keep You Healthy?

Loneliness was on already the rise in the United States before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the social isolation that it caused certainly exacerbated the problem. Personally, the relief and satisfaction I have felt since being able to reconnect in person with friends and family have made me look into the health effects of isolation and what we have all had ...

Final Reminder for Limited-Time Eligibility Options With the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®)

If you’re an integrative medicine practitioner who is interested in becoming board certified in the specialty, you should know that some eligibility requirements for certification with the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) will expire on December 31, 2022. This change means that all allopathic and osteopathic physicians who apply for ABOIM certification after this date must complete an ABOIM-approved ...

Physicians Have Options When It Comes to Board Certification, According to Emmanuel Konstantakos, MD

Unlike what many residents believed during their residencies, physicians have several options for board certification. During the chief year of my orthopedic surgery residency, many of us learned that there are only three truly legitimate physician board certifying bodies in North America: the ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and the American Board of Physician ...

Are All Physicians Certified in the Specialties They Practice?

There is no shortage of well-qualified and experienced physicians practicing today, but not all of them are certified in the specialties they practice. Does that mean that they are not as talented or dedicated as their board-certified colleagues? Hardly. Keep in mind that board certification, unlike a state medical license, is not a requirement to practice medicine. Rather, board certification ...

How Healthcare Leaders Can Improve Workforce Morale, According to Karyn Condie, MD

When the pandemic took hold in early 2020, there was a lot of uncertainty and unknowns. Caring for patients with COVID-19 was new and evolving. Research into preventive measures such as vaccines became a priority. Frontline physicians were treating patients in this general uncertainty as well as continuing with their “normal everyday” workload. For many, this meant attending empaneled patients ...

In Need of Physician Board Certification? Check out the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS)

If you recently completed residency training or are an established physician in practice and interested in distinguishing yourself through board certification, consider applying to the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). As a multi-specialty physician certifying body that includes 12 Member Boards with Diplomates in 20 specialties, the ABPS has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a ...

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