Rigorous Training, Experience and Exam Required to Achieve Diplomate Certification Conferred by American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine
June 21, 2016
MISHAWAKA, Ind., – The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) has X-Ray Consultants (XRC) radiologist Terrence D. Wilkin, M.D., diplomate status. The ABVLM certification reflects Dr. Wilkin’s deep knowledge of vein care and commitment to the field’s advancement.
“The entire physician team and staff at XRC applauds Dr. Wilkin on his ABVLM distinction and appreciates the expertise he brings to our team,” said Edward L. Yang, M.D., President of X-Ray Consultants.
To become an ABVLM diplomate, an applicant must complete the requisite training and experience qualifications, meet the continuing medical education requisites, and pass a stringent certification examination. Certification periods are ten years, and maintenance is dependent on the ability of the diplomate to display competency in four areas of assessment: evidence of professional standing; evidence of commitment to lifelong learning and periodic self-assessment; evidence of cognitive expertise; and evaluation of performance in practice.
Dr. Wilkin earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine where he also completed his diagnostic radiology residency. He completed his fellowship training in vascular and interventional Radiology at the Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Wilkin is certified by the American Board of Radiology with a Certificate of Added Qualification in vascular and interventional radiology. Wilkin is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and the American College of Phlebology (SIR).
The ABVLM is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 2007 for the purpose of certifying physicians who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge in the field of venous and lymphatic medicine. The ABVLM was established to:
- Improve the standards of medical practitioners and the quality of patient care related to the treatment of venous disorders and all aspects of venous disease
- Serve the public and the medical profession by establishing initial and continuing qualifications for certification and maintenance of certification as physician specialists in the practice of venous and lymphatic medicine
- Examine physician candidates for certification and maintenance of certification in the practice of venous and lymphatic medicine
- Establish educational standards for teaching and training programs in venous and lymphatic medicine
- Award certifications in venous and lymphatic medicine to candidates who meet the established requirements
- Maintain a registry of individuals who hold certificates issued by the Board