The American Board of Physician Specialties Offers a Choice in Certification for Anesthesiologists with the Board of Certification in Anesthesiology (BCA)
It’s safe to say that anesthesiologists are involved in a majority of the more than 40 million surgical procedures carried out under anesthetic each year in the United States. However, these specialists play a much wider role than putting people to sleep for surgery. They are also involved in carrying out assessments in critical care units, dealing with emergency situations, and giving advice about pain management. As valued physician specialists critical to safe and effective patient care, anesthesiologists deserve to be recognized for their continued contributions to the nation’s health care system
Although board certification is not required to practice medicine, the certification process serves as a definitive way for physician specialists to earn recognition for their expertise. As one of the medical profession’s most highly esteemed credentials, certification is proof that a physician has completed years of intensive training and is conversant in a specialty’s core concepts and clinical best practices.
At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we offer qualified anesthesiologists board certification through our Member Board, the Board of Certification in Anesthesiology (BCA). The ABPS is a nationally recognized multi-specialty certifying body, with Diplomates practicing at prestigious institutions across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. As with any of our specialty boards, certification with the BCA:
- Is a reliable indicator of an anesthesiologist’s ability to care for patients in a compassionate and professional manner
- Makes anesthesiologists more marketable to hospitals and other employers, which are increasingly showing a preference for board-certified physicians
- Increases a physician’s opportunities for positions of more responsibility and higher earnings
- Reveals a professional commitment to abide by the ABPS medical code of ethics
Ultimately, certification with the BCA can lead to better patient care. By offering psychometrically tested standards designed to ensure the best patient care possible, the BCA is a leading choice for certification in anesthesiology. To learn more, including details about the BCA’s eligibility requirements, contact the ABPS.