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What if a doctor's specialty doesn't offer board certification?

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If doctors practice in specialties that don't have national boards, additional training such as fellowships and years of experience are usually good measures of their qualifications.

Some specialists can subspecialize by completing more training in a particular area. They can sometimes become board-certified in the subspecialty, too.

SOURCE: Cancer Surgery of Mobile.  

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

SOURCE: Cancer Surgery of Mobile.  

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

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