EM Board-Certified Physicians Earn More

EM Board-Certified Physicians Earn MoreBoard-certified emergency physicians earn more than non-board-certified emergency physicians. That’s the finding of a 2017 salary survey conducted by Emergency Medicine News. The survey also revealed that in the highest income group, the gap between those with and without EM board certification has widened since 2015. When you also consider that in the survey’s lowest income group, fewer board-certified EM physicians reported a drop in salary, the link between EM board certification and salary size becomes clear.

In short, the survey – the results of which were published in the July 2018 edition of Emergency Medicine News – suggests that EM board certification garners growing prestige in the healthcare industry. At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we understand why: When qualified EM physicians become board certified they prove that they are fully competent in the specialty. Through consistently exceptional performance and rigorous testing, they show that they have the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to deliver critical medical care in a stressful environment. Increasingly, hospitals regard board certification as a trusted indicator of a physician’s knowledge and expertise. Thus, more hospitals are choosing to staff their emergency rooms with doctors certified in emergency medicine.

Because board certification also boosts a hospital’s reputation and fosters respect among fellow EM physicians, hospitals place great value in EM-certified doctors, as the salary survey strongly indicates. Considering this, EM board certification should be viewed as a career investment. The ABPS offers EM certification through its Member Board, the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM). BCEM certification expands a physician’s opportunities for career advancement as well as jobs. In addition, it positions them as leaders in their medical field and gives them the opportunity to share EM knowledge, review research, and network with other medical professionals.

The ABPS encourages emergency room physicians who have completed an accredited residency in a primary care specialty, such as family medicine, internal medicine, pediatric medicine, or general surgery, and who have completed at least five years and 7,000 hours of emergency room casework, to apply for certification with the BCEM.

If you would like more information about the BCEM’s eligibility requirements, or the benefits of obtaining certification through the BCEM, contact the ABPS today.

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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