Thursday, May 24, 2018

Badges of Pride

I love badges.
Now, if only they would make them into physical patches! 

Is my pediatrician certified?
The ABP's certificate in General Pediatrics is awarded after all the following requirements have been met
     1. GRADUATION from an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada or from a foreign medical school recognized by the World Health Organization.
     2. COMPLETION of three years of training in pediatrics in an accredited residency program.
     3. VERIFICATION of satisfactory completion of residency training and acceptability as a practitioner of pediatrics, including the achievement of clinical competence and the demonstration of professional and ethical behavior.
     4. POSSESSION of a valid, unrestricted state license to practice medicine.
     5. SUCCESSFUL completion of a comprehensive one-day examination covering all aspects of health care for infants, children, and adolescents.

The Washington State Medical Association recently released their virtual badge to use on websites, flyers, business cards, etc.
I've been a proud member for several years and even service on several of their internal working boards: Bylaws, Continuing Medical Education, and their Young Physican's Governance Council.
We are striving to make Washington the Best Place to Practice Medicine.


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