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Certify in Internal Medicine with the ABPS

Internal MedicineChronic disease is an enormous contributor to morbidity and mortality in the United States. Diseases such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and obesity are rising at an alarming rate. Poor eating habits, sedentary lifestyles, lack of exercise, and increased salt intake are just a few of the factors contributing to the widespread increase in the number of patients afflicted with these ailments. Smoking and alcohol addiction are also big contributors to chronic lung and liver problems and psychosocial issues. The incidence of many cancers is rising, too, and effective screening is of vital importance because by the time some patients are symptomatic, the cancer has reached an advanced stage and treatment options are limited.

The specialty of internal medicine can effectively combat chronic diseases. More than ever, internal medicine physicians are leading the fight against the rise of chronic disease and are devising effective preventive strategies. On the spectrum of medical sciences, internal medicine is one of the most dynamic specialties.

Because internal medicine is of such pivotal significance, it is important for physicians practicing the specialty to undertake a rigorous process of supervised training and certification. The scope of internal medicine is extremely broad, and the medical community urgently needs to find physicians who are capable of meeting the specialty’s demands. Board certification is the only way to ensure that physicians have the expertise necessary to perform at a consistently high level.

If you are an internal medicine physician seeking board certification, please consider the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). Our Member Board, the Board of Certification in Internal Medicine (BCIM), provides a certification program that is the ideal choice for qualified physicians across the country. The BCIM has stringent eligibility prerequisites as an assurance that only the most qualified practitioners can earn board certification. Furthermore, our written exam focuses on all the relevant areas of internal medicine, with questions constructed to test knowledge, clinical judgment, and approach. All of this means that internal medicine Diplomates of the ABPS have the credentials necessary to provide exceptional care to their patients. For more information about internal medicine certification through the BCIM, contact the ABPS today.