Entry from US English dictionary
The process of examining and certifying the qualifications of a physician or other professional by a board of specialists in the field.
- 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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