A physician who is board-certified has passed a rigorous exam in one or more specialty areas, in addition to the completion of his or her standard medical training. State medical boards offer and monitor these programs.
Refers to a physician who is certified by one of the American Boards of Medical Specialties or Subspecialties. A board-certified oncologist is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. A board-certified dermatologist is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. A board-certified surgeon is certified by the American Board of Surgery.
officially certified as expert in a particular field after passing an exam and meeting strict standards.
A designation that a dentist has successfully completed an approved educational program and evaluation process by the American Board of Dental Specialties (ABMS) which includes an examination designed to assess the knowledge, skills, and experience required to provide quality patient care in a given specialty.
Board certification means that a physician has taken and passed rigorous examinations certifying him or her as a specialist in a particular field of medicine, after completing postgraduate training in that field. These examinations are voluntary.
A doctor is board-certified when he or she has passed an advanced exam in a special area of medicine. Both primary care doctors and specialists may be board-certified.
This means a doctor has special training in a certain area of medicine and has passed an ADVANCED exam in that area of medicine. Both primary care doctors and specialists may be board-certified.
Indicates a physician has passed the national examinations in a particular field such as Internal Medicine or Cardiology.
Almost all modern physicians are specialists, in areas ranging from Family Practice to Neurosurgery. The best doctors are certified by boards of professionals in their area of specialty, meaning they have taken special courses and passed special exams.
Any physician who has completed medical school, an internship and residency in his or her chosen specialty, and has successfully completed an examination conducted by a group (or board) of peers.
A physician who has passed an examination given by a medical specialty board.