The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine offers certification in the specialty of phlebology. Certification demonstrates that physicians have met rigorous standards of education, experience, and evaluation. In order to become certified, a phlebologist must:
- Complete the requisite training or experience qualifications.
- Meet the continuing medical education requirements.
- Pass the certification examination.
Medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process. While medical licensure sets the minimum competency requirements to diagnose and treat patients, it is not specialty specific. Certification demonstrates a physician’s commitment and expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice.
With so many practitioners with varying degrees of experience in the field, it is vital for those physicians with a superior knowledge and experience base to be certified in order to demonstrate their expertise.
Upon successfully passing the exam, you will become a diplomate of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine, receive a certification certificate, and have the option of being listed in the ABVLM "Find a Certified Phlebologist" database.
After passing the written examination, a physician will be awarded a certificate acknowledging that he or she has met specific standards and qualifications and has passed the examination conducted by the Board. The certificate is a ten-year, time-limited certificate, subject to the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program requirements.
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