board certification

[ bawrd-sur-tuh-fi-key-shuhn ]
/ ˈbɔrd ˌsɜr tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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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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Origin of board certification

First recorded in 1925–30

OTHER WORDS FROM board certification

board-cer·ti·fied [bawrd-sur-tuh-fahyd], /ˈbɔrdˈsɜr tə faɪd/, adjective

Words nearby board certification

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How to use board certification in a sentence

Medical definitions for board certification

board certification
[ bôrd ]

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.

Other words from board certification

board-certified adj.
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