Emergency Medicine Board Certification: The Next Step for EM Fellows

Emergency Medicine Board Certification: The Next Step for EM FellowsThe 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.

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Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

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