Dr. David Collins, a physician at Ortonville Area Health Services, successfully fulfilled the certification requirements of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and has been declared a diplomate of the medical specialty board.
To attain certification, Dr. Collins completed medical school as well as a three-year residency training program in Emergency Medicine. This was followed by successful completion of a multiple-choice examination that covers the breadth of Emergency Medicine and a half-day oral examination.
ABEM certification differentiates physicians from other providers. The steps to ABEM certification are rigorous and set him apart from other providers. ABEM-certified physicians serve a valuable and irreplaceable clinical role in the care of the critically ill and injured.
Dr. Collins attended medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and completed his residency training at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, National Association of EMS Physicians, and Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at UND, and director of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for UND EM Dept.