NEW ORLEANS — Brian Boulmay, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has been appointed to the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Medical Oncology Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment Approval Committee. He is one of five members of the Committee.
According to the ABIM, approval committees are responsible for approving all assessment content and maintaining the blueprints for Certification, Maintenance of Certification (MOC), and Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment (LKATM) in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties. As such, they play a crucial role in defining their respective disciplines. ABIM has designated Approval Committees for 20 disciplines.
According to the Board, ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. Its mission is to enhance the quality of health care by certifying internists and subspecialists who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for excellent patient care. ABIM certifies approximately one out of every four physicians in the United States. ABIM is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans (LSU Health New Orleans) educates Louisiana’s health care professionals. The state’s health sciences university leader, LSU Health New Orleans includes a School of Medicine with campuses in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, the state’s only School of Dentistry, Louisiana’s only public School of Public Health, and Schools of Allied Health Professions, Nursing, and Graduate Studies. LSU Health New Orleans faculty take care of patients in public and private hospitals and clinics throughout the region. In the vanguard of biosciences research, the LSU Health New Orleans research enterprise generates jobs and enormous annual economic impact. LSU Health New Orleans faculty have made lifesaving discoveries and continue to work to prevent, advance treatment or cure disease. To learn more, visit http://www.lsuhsc.edu, http://www.twitter.com/LSUHealthNO, or http://www.facebook.com/LSUHSC.