Empire Medical Training is proud to announce the availability of a true Board Certification Pathway for Physicians and Nurses through the American Academy of Procedural Medicine. You now have the opportunity to enhance your credentials and become Board Certified in areas of medicine that include; Aesthetics, Anti Aging Medicine, Weight Management Medicine, Pain Management, Surgery and more.
In today’s competitive health care market, physicians must learn to differentiate themselves from other practitioners through various channels including the pathway to becoming Board Certified.
How can I become Board Certified through the A.A.O.P.M.?
There are 5-Steps to becoming Board Certified:
- Start by joining the American Academy of Procedural Medicine and utilize the Free educational materials and videos offered on the A.A.O.P.M website. The A.A.O.P.M. is an educational organization with a commitment to providing physicians training tools and information to enhance their skills and credentials. As a member, you will be provided with a private user name and password to access this information.
- Attend the minimum required courses for the specialty you are seeking. (see below).
- Complete all written and oral exams and receive a passing score of 80%.
- Provide (2) case studies on actual patients you have treated and evaluated.
- Start using these techniques in your practice. There is a minimum of 6 months experience required in order to sit for the oral and written exams.
The Attendance that is required is different depending on the specialty and Board Certification pathway you choose. For Aesthetics, you must attend 4 fundamental classes in Aesthetics. For Medicine, attend any 3 fundamental classes, for Pain Management attend 2 classes and the same applies for Anti Aging Medicine and Weight Management Medicine.
The American Academy of Procedural Medicine offers Diploma Certificates as part of the process of Board Certification. These Diploma Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of the mandatory classes. Participants must receive a minimum passing score of 70% on the Practical Exams which are taken online and at the completion of each course. These practical exams must be taken within 14 days of the actual course.
Pass Oral and Board Certification Written Exam
The last step in becoming Board Certified through the American Academy of Procedural Medicine is to pass your ORAL and WRITTEN exam. Each exam is approx. 1 hour in duration and you will be proctored by a Physician instructor during these exams. The Oral exam follows the format of an instructional type oral exam; however, students must demonstrate proficiency during the exam process. The oral and written exam must be scheduled in advance, however, these are offered just about every month throughout the year.
Why Become Board Certified?
Board Certification is an integral step in achieving excellence in a newly learned specialty. Your patients will be seeking for qualified physicians and becoming Board Certified is no doubt an effective method of distinguishing your credentials.
Successful graduates will receive their Board Certification Certificate as well as 2 metal and wood “wall plaques” to display in their office. The Board Certification plaque is an oversized and very attractive element that you will add to your office setting.
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The Physician Advisory Board who oversees your training and testing is comprised of 5 member Physicians who actively participate in the process. Their credentials and Bio’s are listed on the AAOPM website; Dr. Anne Roberts, Dr. Stephen Cosentino, Dr. James Avellini, Dr. Earn Romane, and Dr. William McMunn.
For more information, you may contact the A.A.O.P.M. directly at 954-358-2858.