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.

When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine
When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine