Why is it important that your plastic surgeon be board certified?
“Board Certification” signifies the highest achievement in clinical training and expertise. Board certification is a voluntary process for physicians. It is an extra step that doctors can choose to take to demonstrate their knowledge in a specialty area. Board certified physicians participate in a rigorous review & testing process that shows their commitment to the highest standards of care.
What does it mean to be board certified in plastic & reconstructive surgery?
The term “board certified” is typically associated w/ certification by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), there are other certifying bodies that have rightly been deemed equivalent to ABMS or AOA boards. These certifying bodies require successful completion of a postgraduate training program approved by the Accreditation Commission for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) & the AOA & the subsequent board certification by the ABMS or AOA in the subspecialty board.
How does a plastic & reconstructive surgeon become “board certified”?
For a physician to legitimately & legally advertise board certification in plastic & reconstructive surgery the following must be completed:
Finally, the board of plastic surgery then reviews the results & determines if a candidate can be awarded the title of Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.