What does BC stand for in hospital?

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asked Oct 20, 2022 in Other- Health by MarcyBraiker (1,450 points)
What does BC stand for in hospital?

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answered Nov 15, 2022 by BeckyBee (17,930 points)
BC in a hospital stands for board certified.

BE/BC is an acronym that is used in medicine meaning board eligible/board certified.

It refers to a physician who is certified or is eligible to be certified by a medical specialty college to practice medicine in a particular field.

Ultimately, board certification is a symbol that a doctor has undergone additional training in their area of specialty, proven a high level of expertise in that specialty, and are therefore better qualified to practice in that specialty compared to a non-certified doctor.

Board certification is an extra step that many doctors choose to take to demonstrate that they know the latest advancements in their specialty.

Board certified doctors demonstrate their desire to practice at the top of their profession and deliver high-quality care to their patients.

Physicians may not be board-certified for any number of reasons.

They may not have applied for their certification credentials or they may have been turned down for membership.

It is also possible that they have lost the credential for failing to continue meeting the minimum requirements.

To become certified, physicians and medical specialists complete residency training following medical school, meet all training requirements, and successfully complete the board examination process.

About 87% of American physicians are certified.

MOC requires all of the boards to limit the duration of their certificates.

MDs generally focus on treating specific conditions with medication.

DOs, on the other hand, tend to focus on whole-body healing, with or without traditional medication.

They generally have a stronger holistic approach and have been trained with additional hours of hands-on techniques.

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