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board certification

n.
The process by which a person is approved to practice in a specialty field, especially medicine, after successfully completing testing and other requirements of a board of specialists in that field.

board′-cert′i·fied′ adj.

board certification

a process by which physicians are certified in a given medical specialty or subspecialty. Certification is awarded by the 23-member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties on completion of accredited training and examinations and fulfillment of individual requirements of the board.

board cer·ti·fi·ca·tion

(bōrd sĕr'ti-fi-kā'shŭn)
A specialty designation typically obtained by the successful completion of an examination signifying the possession of expert knowledge in a field; eligibility requires completion of prerequisites.

board cer·ti·fi·ca·tion

(bōrd sĕr'ti-fi-kā'shŭn)
A specialty designation typically obtained by the successful completion of an examination signifying the possession of expert knowledge in a field; eligibility requires completion of prerequisites.

board certification,

n the examination program that establishes the clinical proficiency of a dental specialist according to the procedures established by the individual specialty certification board under the rules and authority of the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association.
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