Focused Practice Designation

The Focused Practice Designation (FPD), approved by American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in March 2017, recognizes the value that physicians who devote a substantial portion of their practice to a specific area of a specialty or subspecialty can provide to improving health care outcomes. For example, a physician may focus his or her practice on work in the hospital setting or concentrate on specific patient populations, conditions, or specialized procedures that emerge as medicine evolves.

Focused Practice Designation enables ABMS Member Boards to set standards for, assess, and acknowledge additional expertise that physicians gain through clinical experience. It allows physicians to concentrate their continuing certification efforts in the very area on which much of their professional practice is based.

ABEM offers a Focused Practice Designation in Advanced EM Ultrasonography.

 

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