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The American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) Has a New Exam Description

The integrative medicine board certification exam offered by the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®), which is governed by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), allows successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified integrative medicine specialists. Passing this written, computer-based exam indicates mastery of integrative medicine skills and knowledge, as well as a professional commitment to ...

The American Board of Physician Specialties® Offers a Recognized Certification Option for Physicians Who Are No Longer Board Eligible

Across the United States, many talented physicians are at risk of losing the chance to become certified because they have not yet passed their board certification exams. If these physicians fail to earn certification by the end of their eligibility period, they are no longer considered board-eligible and must complete a year of residency retraining or a fellowship program in ...

Dr. Deborah Matthew Discusses Foods That Make Your Brain Younger

I often tell patients to think of their health insurance the same way they think of their car insurance. If their car tires are bald or brake pads are worn, car insurance won’t cover those issues. But that doesn’t mean they should wait for an accident to happen and insurance money to come before fixing their brakes or replacing their ...

Dr. Spencer T. Price, MD, MPH, MBA, Gives us a Closer Look at ABPS’s Clinically Based Examinations

Certification exams offered by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe, effective, evidence-based medicine. ABPS exams are prepared not by academics, but by physicians who practice their medical specialty daily. ABPS exams avoid controversial, unsettled areas of medical practice, and exam questions are not designed to trick or confuse candidates ...

Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller on Forest Therapy and its Benefits

While the terms forest bathing and forest therapy are often used interchangeably, this mobile meditation under the canopy of living forests was developed in Japan during the 1980s as a part of its national health program. Forest therapy is not just a walk in the woods, however. It’s a conscious and contemplative practice of being immersed in the sights, sounds, ...

How Rural Hospitals and Practices Can Attract Additional Qualified Physicians

A national study of the emergency physician workforce in 2020 found that, of the 48,835 clinically active emergency physicians in the United States, 92% (44,908) practice in urban areas and just 8% (3,927) practice in rural communities. The study, which was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, also found that most emergency physicians in small rural areas completed their ...

The Importance of Having Your EM Fellowship Recognized by the AAEP, According to Marshfield Clinic Health System EM Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Patrick A. Wolf, DO, FAAEP

Fellowship programs recognized by the American Academy of Emergency Physicians (AAEP) help fill the need for emergency medicine physicians with residency training, particularly in more rural, underserved communities. I felt that the Primary Care Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Marshfield Clinic Health System would be viewed more positively by fellowship candidates if it was recognized by the AAEP. AAEP-recognized programs generate ...

Anthony Meredith Bailey, MD, Explains How Urgent Care Has Changed Health Care

I have been practicing urgent care medicine for 10 years. Before, I was a full-time emergency physician for more than 25 years. Urgent care medicine is all about convenience and rapid access to quality health care. For example, many people, especially millennials, desire to arrange their health care needs according to their schedule. Additionally, primary care providers refer sick patients ...

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) Offers Residents Options in Physician Board Certification

As one of the highest honors that physicians can receive, board certification represents an abiding commitment to patient care. By providing physicians with an opportunity to thoroughly demonstrate their base of knowledge, professional skill, and dedication to ongoing education and training, certification serves as measurable proof of a physician’s expertise. If you are a resident seeking to distinguish yourself and ...

BCFMO Now Offers a Non-Surgical Pathway to Board Certification in Family Medicine Obstetrics

To better serve family physicians practicing obstetrics in the United States, the Board of Certification in Family Medicine Obstetrics® (BCFMO) now offers a non-surgical option for certification. The BCFMO is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), which is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Subject matter experts in non-surgical and surgical obstetrics have participated in the development ...

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