Personal challenge and motivation compelled me to pass my ABPS board
exam. Measurement and confirmation of my own knowledge base
reinforced my self-confidence. The ABPS, with its history of inclusivity, has
allowed me to have a voice in the organization, while permitting me to
impact overall national patient safety and care through certification.
Participation in exam development afforded me the opportunity to witness
the rigorousness of the exam process and psychometrically sound product,
while developing meaningful collegiality, professional life enrichment, and
warding off burn out.
Board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties has served to substantiate my interest and additional training in several fields of medicine including Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, and Administrative Medicine. As a result, I have been able to serve my community in clinical, disaster response, and administrative medicine roles. Through the ABPS, I have become recognized as a leader in my various fields of interest.
Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Administrative Medicine
BCEM certification through ABPS has provided me with many opportunities. It has helped me demonstrate that I have special experience and expertise in Emergency Medicine beyond that obtained through my family medicine training. BCEM certification firmly established me as an emergency medicine specialist once I started working in emergency medicine full time. ABPS has also helped me network with other family physicians with a passion for improving rural and underserved emergency medicine practice.