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The American Board of Urology

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The American Board of Urology (ABU) is organized to encourage study, improve standards, and promote competency in the practice of Urology. The Board evaluates candidates who are duly licensed to practice medicine, and arranges and conducts examinations for the purpose of certification, subspecialty certification, recertification, and ongoing maintenance of certification. Certificates are conferred by the Board to candidates who successfully complete all requirements for a given certificate.

The ABU certifies urologic physicians who meet its educational, professional standing, and examination criteria. To become certified, a urologist must have core competencies in all domains of urology, including but not limited to pediatric urology, endourology, female urology, andrology, oncology, urolithiasis, and general urology. All certified urologists are trained to evaluate and treat all patients with urological disorders.  www.abu.org

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The American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The primary purpose and most essential function of the Board is to protect the public by establishing and maintaining high standards in thoracic surgery. To achieve these objectives, the Board has established qualifications for examination and procedures for certification and recertification. The requirements and procedures are reviewed regularly and modified as necessary.   http://www.abts.org

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The American Board of Surgery

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1937 for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge. Surgeons certified by the ABS, known as diplomates, have completed a minimum of five years of surgical residency training following medical school and successfully completed a written and oral examination process administered by the ABS. The ABS certifies surgeons in the following fields: general surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical critical care, surgery of the hand, and hospice and palliative medicine.  www.absurgery.org

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The American Board of Radiology

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The mission of The American Board of Radiology is to serve patients, the public, and the medical profession by certifying that its diplomates have acquired, demonstrated, and maintained a requisite standard of knowledge, skill and understanding essential to the practice of Diagnostic Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Radiologic Physics.  http://www.theabr.org

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The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The mission of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. is to serve the public interest and the professions of psychiatry and neurology by promoting excellence in practice through certification and maintenance of certification processes.   www.abpn.com

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The American Board of Preventive Medicine

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The purpose of the American Board of Preventive Medicine is to grant and issue, to qualified physicians who are licensed to practice medicine, certificates of special knowledge in Preventive Medicine and in one of the specialty areas of Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine or Public Health and General Preventive Medicine or in one of the subspecialties of Medical Toxicology or Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine; and to encourage the study, enhance the standards of practice, and advance the cause of Preventive Medicine.  www.theabpm.org

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The American Board of Plastic Surgery

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The mission of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.® is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and recertification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.
www.abplasticsurgery.org

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The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The ABPMR comprises a distinguished board of nationally recognized leaders in physical medicine and rehabilitation medical education, clinical practice, academic medicine, and research. The ABPMR establishes the requirements for certification and maintaining certification, creates its examinations, strives to improve training, and contributes to setting the standards for physical medicine and rehabilitation.  http://www.abpmr.org

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The American Board of Pediatrics

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The American Board of Pediatrics certifies general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality health care for infants, children and adolescents. The ABP certification provides assurance to the public that a general pediatrician or pediatric subspecialist has successfully completed accredited training and fulfills the continuous evaluation requirements that encompass the six core competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice. The ABP’s quest for excellence is evident in its rigorous evaluation process and in new initiatives undertaken that not only continually improve the standards of its certification but also advance the science, education, study, and practice of pediatrics.   www.abp.org

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The American Board of Pathology

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The American Board of Pathology created PATHway as a tool for managing and tracking program residents. This help manual provides instructions detailing the capabilities of PATHway.   www.abpath.org

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