board certification

  1. R

    Oral Board Exam

    Does anyone know where postpartum tubals and salpingectomies go on the case list? The sterilization category this year is called “laparoscopic sterilization.”
  2. G

    Failed peds boards on first attempt while in military fellowship?

    Does anyone on here know what happens if you are in an active duty pediatric subspecialty fellowship program and you fail the gen peds board exam on your first attempt? For reference, I graduated from an active duty peds residency program this past June 2021, and I’m now 3 months in to a 3-year...
  3. Doohickey550

    Can I call myself a specialist legally

    Hi, I am a second year family medicine resident and I plan on going into adolescent medicine once finished with residency. However, I do not intend to pursue a fellowship in this specialty and instead, I am focusing on this age group during residency and doing electives and core rotations in...
  4. Doohickey550

    Do I really need board certification?

    Hi all, For those out there who run their own practices, especially if you run a direct primary care practice, how important is it to have/maintain board certification? My plan after residency is to own my own DPC practice where I will not be taking insurance, nor will I be interested in...
  5. C

    General Surgery Board Review Seminar

    The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) will host the 2019 General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar (IDR), April 10-13, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. The IDR is a general surgery board review course designed to provide the general surgeon with an in-depth review in preparation for...
  6. Y

    Possibilities for board certification without residency

    Hi, I am looking for some advice. I qualified in the UK and have completed all my postgraduate training here. This includes IM, and completing two fellowships in my subspecialty. I also hold a PhD in my field. I will be moving to the US to start another Fellowship in July. I do not have...
  7. Y

    Possibilities for board certification without residency

    Hi, I am looking for some advice. I qualified in the UK and have completed all my postgraduate training here. This includes IM, and completing two fellowships in my subspecialty. I also hold a PhD in my field. I will be moving to the US to start another Fellowship in July. I do not have...
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    What Every Med Student Should Know About ABMS Board Certification

    For MD medical students, if you think CS2 is bad, you should beware of an ongoing credentialling civil war that continues in the bureaucratic halls of medicine. The "war" is being waged between working physicians and the 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties that issue...
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    BCGP Fall 2018 Candidates

    Anyone else taking the BCGP exam? Looking for advice, recent study material, and study friends. I'm willing to do brunch study sessions :)
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    How I Passed the BCPS Exam

    I got a lot of questions regarding how I did on the exam, request for pointers, and what material I used to review. So here is my tell all on how I passed. For reference, I did decent with a passing score in the low 600s. Material I used to study for the 2018 Spring BCPS exam: 2018 ACCP...
  11. B

    When is a residency a requirement?

    Hey there! This may be a bit of a dumb question, but I’ve heard some conflicting information about when a residency is and is not required for certain interests. I’m an older student and want to settle down in the same state as my SO (who lives in a state without a vet school and who can’t move...
  12. T

    For Sale ACCP BCPS 2018 Study Materials

    I have 2018 ACCP BCPS Pharmacotherapy Study Materials for Sale. The package is for sale at $150 including the workbook, presentation slides and videos. PM me for more details. Thanks
  13. G

    Beat the boards psychiatry

    Hello, i am looking to enroll for beat the boards for board prep but am wondering if other people are interested to be eligible for a group discount? Please let me know :)
  14. A

    Board certifications not requiring fellowship

    Anyone looking into doing a second board certification in something like Addiction Medicine or Obesity Medicine that do not require a fellowship? Are they worth doing? What others are there? So far I've found the following: American Board of Obesity Medicine: Requires 60 hours of CME, half in...
  15. C

    UK Trainee (resident) looking to settle in USA

    Hi Need some help guys. I am sure questions along this line have been asked before but not in specific detail. I am a UK trainee in cardiac surgery. I have my USMLE's. I would like to move to the USA and obtain an attending post. I am in the process to obtain a fellowship in the USA to gain...
  16. A

    ABFM vs AOBFM Board Certification

    There are some thread talking about the advantages of ABFM vs AOBFP or AOBFP vs ABFM. They seem rather comparable for your average family physician in terms of utility. My question is about how they compare with difficulty and cost to certify and maintain. The AOBFP is pretty straightforward in...
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    Double - Board Residencies

    I've been having some trouble finding a comprehensive list on this topic, so I'm asking here. What are the residencies that offer double boarding (not double/triple board programs like fp/psych), actual residencies in a specialty, like child neuro, in which one is double boarded in neurology and...
  18. heysexylady

    Medical license for board exam?

    Do you have to have to have a medical license to register for the exam or just to sit for the exam. Which state has the cheapest and fastest process to get a medical license. Thank you very much.
  19. B

    Going to med school at UCLA from Canada. Can I eventually go back home to practice?

    I've been accepted to a few schools from the states and I'm seriously considering going. I just want to know how the process of gaining my license back in Canada might work out. And how hard the process will be. Thanks, B.B.
  20. anab21

    MD Completing Two Surgical Residencies: Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

    I actually found a surgeon who has done this. My question is, do you get dropped into the middle of the second residency or do you start at the beginning and have to do all 5-7 years? Lets say you did orthopedics first and then did a spine fellowship(they have spine fellowships where you learn...
  21. diabeticfootdr

    ABPM App

    ABPM released a new app available on iOS and Android which has practice test questions from the old bank. It also includes a handy guide of reference ranges for common labs, x-ray angles, and biomechanical findings. Link to app: The American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) Future updates...
  22. M

    PIP for inpatient psychiatrist

    I will need to recertify in psychiatry next year. I am also recertifying in sleep medicine through the American Board of internal medicine (just need to take the test for this one) I have met most of the requirements for psychiatry recert except for taking the test and PIP. Most of the psych...
  23. WVUGradStudent

    Grad student seeking help

    Hi. I'm a WVU grad student working on my final capstone project and I need your help. Can you please tell me what you, as a resident, know about board certification? Why is important to you? What's involved? Why is it important to patients that a doctor be board certified? What does being board...
  24. A

    Taking American Boards after residency in Canada

    Are we eligible to take the American Boards after doing Psychiatry residency in Canada? Since Psychiatry residency is 4 years in the US and 5 years in Canada, can we take the American Boards at the end of 4th year? Any ideas anyone? Thanks!
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    I am an anesthesia residency graduated from Boston University in 2004. Practiced anesthesia in the US from 2005 to 2011, then I moved to Colombia (South America) where I practiced anesthesia until 2015. This year I am back to the US. I never became Board Certified. Can I now become Board...
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    Hello guys. I have matched in to Internal Medicine-Primary care. I had a question regarding board certification. Do I get the same ABIM certification after completion of residency? Also,I have heard IM-PC residents match into outpatient endo/rheumatology fellowships, but how many percent...
  27. ApolloCME

    Internal Medicine CME & Board Review 2017-2018

    Internal Medicine Board Certification and Recertification Review - Oakstone Credit Hours: 27.5 Credit Type: AMA PRA Category 1 Format: Online Video, CD, MP3, DVD MP4 Summary: Internal Medicine Board Certification and Recertification Review provides a comprehensive and practical review of...
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    Want to share a room for PM&R Board Review Course 2016 (Seattle at University of Washinton)?

    Hello! I'm looking for someone to share a room in Seattle! I am attending the University of Washington PM&R Board Review Course in Seattle this year (2016) from March 13 (Saturday) to March 19 (Saturday). I am flying in on Saturday, March 12 and planning to leave Saturday, March 19 (but if...
  29. Mad Jack

    Maintaining Certification

    With all of the nonsense happening with the ABIM and MOC, if one wanted to do strictly critical care down the line, what would be the minimum board certifications one could reasonably hold? Is maintaining all of your IM, pulmonary, and CC certifications as much of an expensive, time consuming...