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What does it mean to be a board certified cardiology?

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

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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!

Answered Jul 5, 2013

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Dr. Amy Tezza answered

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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.

Answered Apr 7, 2014

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Dr. Atique Mirza answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology

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.

Answered Oct 30, 2013

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Dr. Orlando Deffer answered

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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.

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Dr. Satyabrata Chatterjee answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology

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.

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Dr. Carlos Orrego answered

Specializes in Cardiology

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.

Answered May 23, 2014

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Dr. Richard Goldman answered

Specializes in Cardiology

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.

Answered May 31, 2014

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Dr. Mark Balek answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology

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.

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Dr. Diane Minich answered

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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.

Answered Jul 5, 2014

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Dr. Frank Amico Jr answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

After you finish your fellowship in cardiology you take a board exam . If you pass, you're considered certified.

Answered Jul 21, 2014

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Dr. Mary Callahan answered

Specializes in Cardiology

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.

Answered Dec 15, 2014

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Dr. Shashank Jain answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

someone who is a trained cardiologist and has been certified by the certification board, after meetin all the required criterion.

Answered Dec 23, 2014

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Dr. Christian Assad answered

Specializes in Cardiology

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

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Dr. Tonga Nfor answered

Specializes in Cardiology

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.

Answered Jul 10, 2017

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Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

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.

Answered Jul 11, 2015

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Dr. Tony Maglione answered

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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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