Description of a physician who has successfully passed exams given by a medical examining board certifying him or her as an expert.
A physician who was Board Eligible, and who passed the examination becomes Board certified in the relevant medical specialty. Some specialty boards require periodic recertification.
Describes a physician who has passed a written and oral examination given by a medical specialty board and who has been certified as a specialist in that area.
Having passed a test given by a "board" of "authoritative" individuals. Some board-certification exams test only a doctor's memory on paper or by computer, some tests are oral (verbal questions and answers) and some tests are physical, in which examiners observe the doctor being tested, and involve treatment or examination of a patient.
A clinician who has passed the national examination in a particular field. Board certification is available for most physician specialties, as well as for many allied medical professions.
a term used to describe a physician who has passed an examination given by a medical specialty board and who has been certified as a specialist in that medical area.
This designates that the provider is Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in that particular specialty. The intent of the certification of physicians is to provide assurance to the public that a physician specialist certified by a Member Board of the ABMS has successfully completed an approved educational program and evaluation process which includes an examination designed to assess the knowledge, skills, and experience required to provide quality patient care in that specialty.
A physician or other health professional who has passed an examination given by a medical specialty board and has been certified by that board as a specialist in the subject in question.
A term used to describe a physician who has completed a supervised program of certified clinical residency, passed examinations given by a medical specialty group, and as a result, is certified as a specialist in his/her area of practice.
A doctor who is board certified has been trained in a specialized area of medicine and then passed an exam given by the appropriate medical board approved by the ABMS (e.g., Radiology, Dermatology). Board certification means that the doctor is qualified to practice that specialty.
This signifies that a physician has successfully completed the requirements of a particular specialty and has passed the certification examinations administered by the specialty board.
Physicians or other health professionals who have passed an examination given by a medical specialty board and have been certified by that board as a specialist in the subject in question.
Indicates that a physician has passed an examination given by and otherwise satisfies the board certification requirements of, a medical specialty board and has been certified as a specialist in a specific medical area.
Physicians who have passed the exams and other training requirements of a specialty board are certified as specialists and given the status of "Diplomate." Specialty boards are national organizations that establish educational standards and standards of practice for the numerous medical specialties, 23 of which are recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
certification from the American Board of Surgery that the surgeon has the skills necessary to specialize in surgery
A board-certified doctor has completed postgraduate work and passed examinations given by a medical specialty board.
Board certified in medicine means a physician has taken and passed a medical specialty examination. See the entire definition of Board certified
physicians who have completed residency requirements and have passed board examination in their specialty. Board certification is not required by law and is not the same as licensure, which is granted by the state.
a generic term regarding credentials of a surgeon. The certification most often sought for in breast augmentation surgery is the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Ascertain the credentials of a surgeon, some may be board certified in pathology, which certainly won't help you in breast augmentation. Others are "cosmetic surgeons" -- please see our How To Choose A Good Surgeon Section for more information.
The status of a dental specialist who has completed the certification examination of the Certification Board in that special area of practice.
Describes a doctor who has passed a medical specialty examination.
This term describes a physician who has passed a written and oral examination given by a medical specialty board and has been admitted to membership by the governing group for that specialty.
A surgeon who has trained at a accredited hospital and who has passed a qualifying examination given by accrediting agency recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
A physician or other professional who has passed an examination which certifies the physician as a specialist in a particular medical area.
having passed an examination by an administering authority; designed to test the physician's knowledge base and provide proof of having completed a certain level of education.
A doctor who has passed an exam that qualifies him or her as a specialist in a certain field.
Granted by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, to a physician that has completed and met extensive medical qualifications.
Formal acknowledgement by a medical or surgical specialty board that the practitioner has met all requirements for specialization set by that board and has passed one or more rigorous examinations in that field. While not a guarantee of competence, it suggests a high level of knowledge in one particular specialty.