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Saw a Billboard This Week...

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by DocWagner, May 2, 2007.

  1. DocWagner

    DocWagner Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    ...while driving home from Chicago, it was an advertisement for a Hospital
    "Hospital X: Board Certified Emergency Medicine"

    The hospital was advertising itself to have QUALITY and it was associated with Board Certification.

    This is a good thing.
     
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  3. FISKUS

    FISKUS Gimme a sammich 2+ Year Member

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    I know of one hospital that advertises that "all of our emergency physicians are board certified". Turns out that they are board certified in FP peds and IM. They even have one guy who never finished a residency but he is board certified by the NBME
     
  4. southerndoc

    southerndoc life is good Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    NBME doesn't board certify to my knowledge. They only test for licensure and practice purposes, and do not certify you at all.
     
  5. kungfufishing

    kungfufishing Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Nah anybody can do it...(sarcasm)

    Hopefully there is more of this to come.
     
  6. iatrosB

    iatrosB trying not to kill anyone 5+ Year Member

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    hiding from a code
    That's just wrong!
     
  7. FISKUS

    FISKUS Gimme a sammich 2+ Year Member

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    I guess they could consider it a board ie the national BOARD of medical examiners. By passing their test, they are certifying you. I agree - it is a big stretch. With that logic, virtually everyone who passes the NBME is "board certified"
     
  8. DocWagner

    DocWagner Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I don't the attempt was to be deceptive...it takes a quick "letter to the editor" to uncover deceptive activity, and in the meantime destroy a hospital reputation.
     
  9. Jeff698

    Jeff698 EM/EMS nerd 15+ Year Member

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    Please tell me it wasn't in Florida.

    Take care,
    Jeff
     
  10. shaggybill

    shaggybill 10+ Year Member

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    Was this in Ft. Wayne, IN? I was there a few months ago and saw a billboard that said the same thing.
     

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