- the process of certifying that a physician has passed an examination and met the standards of a professional organization representing a particular medical specialty.
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- The process by which a person is tested and approved to practice in a specialty field, especially medicine, after successfully completing the requirements of a board of specialists in that field. For a physician, board certification is required in order to practice in a hospital.
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