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What does it mean to be a board certified cardiology?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Several things.: You must be trained in internal medicine and be board certified in internal medicine before taking your cardiology boards, then another three years of cardiology training required. All bc cardiologist are double certified in internal medicine and cardiology. Now-6-7 years after medical school!
Dr. Amy Tezza
37 years experience
A lot of work: A board certified cardiologist is generally a doctor who, after medical school. Did an internship and residency in internal medicine and then went on to spend more years in training as a cardiology fellow. After all of that training the doctor has to take and pass a very diffiult examination in order to be considered board certified.
Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 32 years experience
Competent : American college of cardiology offers an exam at the end of cardiology training and those who pass the exam are given title of board certification.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
undefined 52 years experience
Board certification is an effort by specialty groups to give patients an indication of a physician's competence in their field. While it doesn't guarantee good judgment, certification at least shows that a certain knowledge base is present. To take the test, documentation of quality training is also necessary.
Oct 30, 2013
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Board certified: You have to undergo proper cardiology fellowship and then you are granted permission to ' sit for the boards' or same thing take the abim cardiology exam that is standardized by the american board of internal medicine and sub specialties . If you are able to satisfactorily pass the exam and of course after finishing your cardiology fellowship then you are abim certified in cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Satyabrata Chatterjee
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Competency: For most fields in medicine there are boards ( american boards of medical specialists) that certify competency in the field based on frequent academic and patient centered evaluations . Board certified in cardiology indicates competency in the field of heart disease.
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Test : The meaning of board certified is that doctor took an exam after he/she finished his/her training in different fields. It just a way to try to standarized quality and forced doctors to pay for a test but it is not mandatory.
Dr. Richard Goldman
Cardiology 37 years experience
Special CV training: Board certification in Cardiology includes three years of general Internal Medicine training and passing the Internal Medicine exam and then at least three additional years of Cardiology training and then passing another set of certification exams.
Dr. Mark Balek
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 18 years experience
Board certification: That means after finishing your cardiology fellowship you have to pass a test set by American board of internal medicine for sub specialist. Successful passing of test results in being board certified.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It means: that after a doctor has finished a residency and a fellowship they take an exam in cardiology (called a board exam) and if they pass it they are board certified.
Dr. Frank Amico Jr
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Exam : After you finish your fellowship in cardiology you take a board exam . If you pass, you're considered certified.
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 30 years experience
Board certified: Board certified in cardiology means that after medical school and residency and then a fellowship in cardiology the person has passed the an exam in Internal medicine and then in cardiology.
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Acc: someone who is a trained cardiologist and has been certified by the certification board, after meetin all the required criterion.
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 15 years experience
Board certification: Board Certification is a voluntary process, and one that is very different from medical licensure. Obtaining a medical license sets the minimum competency requirements to diagnose and treat patients, it is not specialty specific. Board Certification demonstrates a physician’s exceptional expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 17 years experience
Board Certified: One is board certified when it has been verified that they have all the required training at recognized institutions to be a cardiologist and have passed the examinations to demonstrate the knowledge to safely practice in the field of cardiology.
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Passed: It means you've completed a cardiology fellowship and have passed the ABIM board examination for cardiology. Depending on the hospital a cardiologist works at he or she may be required to be board certified before they can practice cardiology or have cardiology credentials.
Dr. Tony Maglione
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Passed an exam: board certification in cardiology means that a physician has trained in both internal medicine and cardiology- usually about 5 -6 years after becoming a doctor. he or she first passes an exam to become certified in internal medicine and then needs to pass another exam in the specialty of cardiology to become board certified in cardiology. they are then experts in the field of cardiology.

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