Board Certified Physicians
A board-certified physician has completed an approved educational training program and an evaluation process, including an examination designed to assess the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to provide quality patient care in that specialty.
The medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the benefit of the patient. As members of this profession, most important is our physician's ability to recognize their responsibility to patients first as well as to society, to other health professionals, and to themselves. After completing medical school and residency training, most physicians decide to specialize in a specific area of medicine such as internal medicine, pediatrics etc. If a physician wants to be certified in a specialized area, they must pass an exam given by the board of that particular specialty. When the physician passes this exam and meets certain other board requirements, they become known as "board certified" in that specialty.