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board certification Syllabification: board cer·ti·fi·ca·tion

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of board certification in English:


The process of examining and certifying the qualifications of a physician or other professional by a board of specialists in the field.
Example sentences
  • As the practice of medicine matured, the various subdisciplines within it began to clean their own houses, beginning with the ophthalmologists, the first doctors to establish specialized board certification.
  • And to attest to this proficiency, a board examination is offered and board certification awarded.
  • You should ask your surgeon about his/her training and their board certification and what specialty it is in.
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