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Why Physician Board Certification?

Whether you’re a new medical student or a practicing physician, at some point in your career, you will likely consider becoming board certified in your area of expertise. It’s a smart decision. Increasingly, hospitals and other health care organizations are placing a priority on hiring or granting privileges to board-certified physicians. On that basis alone, one can understand the growing ...

There Is a Pathway for Primary Care Trained Physicians to Become Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine

Primary care trained physicians serve on the staff of emergency departments throughout the country. In fact, about 40 percent of the nation’s emergency department workforce are doctors with substantial experience in emergency medicine who have also completed a primary care residency. These physicians have established rewarding careers in emergency care and have continually demonstrated high proficiency in the emergency room, ...

Message to Medical Executive Committees: Physicians Deserve a Choice in Board Certification

When was the last time your medical staff bylaws were updated? Medical executive committee members need to know that the definition of physician board certification has evolved. It’s an unfortunate reality, but many medical organizations today unwittingly deprive their patients of expert medical care. To understand how this is possible, one must look to those organizations’ medical staff bylaws that ...

What Is the ABAM?

The American Board of Administrative Medicine (ABAM) is a nationally recognized certifying board that offers certification to physicians with proven expertise in nonclinical medicine. The ABAM is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), one of the nation’s most prominent multispecialty certifying bodies and the only board that offers certification in administrative medicine. As defined by ...

The Board of Certification in Anesthesiology (BCA) Is a Competitive Board Certification Choice for Anesthesiologists

If you’re a qualified and experienced anesthesiologist who wants certification from a board that’s recognized throughout North America, you’ll be pleased to know the Board of Certification in Anesthesiology (BCA) offers credentialed physicians like you certification in the specialty. The BCA is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), which is recognized in the U.S. Department ...

American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) Announces Launch of New Website

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) is pleased to announce the recent launch of its new, user-friendly and fully responsive website (www.abpsus.org) for stakeholders in the physician board certification marketplace. “As a leader in physician board certification, we felt it important to ensure seamless access to pertinent information for our physicians, hospitals, and healthcare management professionals,” stated Jeff Morris ...

The Clinical Observations of ABPS Diplomate Frank Nocilla, MD, During DMAT Deployments for COVID-19

DMAT Teams (Disaster Medical Assistance Teams) have been called to respond to smaller hospitals along the U.S.-Mexico border that have been overwhelmed by the volume of patients infected by the COVID-19 virus and the degree of illness progression. The COVID-19 virus has led to a large influx of Mexican-American and Mexican nationals in search of medical care for the infection. ...

Emergency Physician Shortages Worsening in Rural America

The number of emergency medicine physicians in the United States has increased in the past few years. But for rural areas, the reality is quite the opposite. Rural communities have experienced ER staffing shortages for several years now, and the problem is expected to worsen as a generation of rural doctors retires. According to a recent study published in the ...

BCIM Is a Competitive Board Certification Choice for Internists

If 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 ...

September is Disaster Preparedness Month

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and the American Academy of Disaster Medicine® (AADM®) recommends that all households maintain an up-to-date emergency plan. The plan should address preparations for the natural disasters that are most likely to occur in your geographic regions—for example, hurricanes in Florida, earthquakes and wildfires in California. But your plan also should account for potential man-made ...

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