Emergency Medicine Board Certification: The Next Step for EM Fellows
The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) offers knowledgeable and experienced emergency medicine physicians certification through the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM). If you are a physician who has recently completed a post-primary care graduate fellowship, BCEM certification represents an excellent opportunity to demonstrate a mastery of your discipline and to become recognized as qualified emergency medicine doctor.
Increasingly, hospital leaders are relying on board certified physicians to staff their emergency rooms. And it’s not hard to understand why. Backed by years of training, board certified physicians have demonstrated through performance and testing that they possess the skills, dedication, and compassion necessary to provide attentive and thorough emergency room care. When you consider that board certification helps to allay any doubts that patients may have about the quality of care they receive, you can also understand how certified physicians enhance a hospital’s reputation.
Because medical leaders and the healthcare industry in general place such a high value on physician board certification, doctors should view certification with the BCEM as a career investment that:
- Positions them as leaders in the healthcare community
- Opens the door to more opportunities for career advancement
- Increases job mobility and choices in the job market
- Gives them the chance to share best practices, review research, and establish helpful networking contacts
If you are a graduate fellow of a training program approved by the American Academy of Emergency Physicians (AAEP) we invite you to apply for certification with the BCEM. For a complete list of AAEP-approved fellowships, or for more detailed information about the BCEM’s eligibility requirements, contact the ABPS today.