How Practice Management Groups Can Ensure the Integrity of Emergency Medicine

How Practice Management Groups Can Ensure the Integrity of Emergency MedicineThe persistent shortage of physicians certified in emergency medicine underscores the need for a long-term solution. For years, emergency departments have dealt with this shortage by relying on physicians certified in primary care specialties. But, as visits to emergency rooms rise and many hospitals struggle to find physicians trained and experienced in emergency medicine, the problem has grown more urgent.

The Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM), a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), recommends that practice management groups promote board certification in emergency medicine to primary care-trained physicians. With some of the most rigorous eligibility standards in North America, the BCEM offers the only opportunity for experienced primary care physicians to become certified in emergency medicine.

BCEM certification offers the following benefits to practice management groups:

  • Provides documented evidence of a physician’s exceptional abilities in the fast-paced, high-stress emergency room environment
  • Demonstrates that groups’ physicians possess knowledge and skills on par with residency-trained ER specialists
  • Helps to boost the reputation of hospitals that hire BCEM-certified physicians
  • Broadens opportunities for groups that rely on BCEM-certified physicians
  • Instills all ER staffers with confidence that they are working alongside talented and dedicated specialists
  • Gives patients assurance that they will be provided with nothing less than top-notch emergency medical care

Moreover, BCEM certification serves as demonstrable proof to practice management groups that physicians who met the BCEM’s eligibility requirements have the talent and dedication to deliver world-class emergency medical care. To learn more about how the BCEM can help practice management groups advance the specialty and improve the lives of patients, 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.

ABPS gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.


Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
I value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine