NBME elects Dr. Walsh to the board
The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) has elected Dr. Nicolas E. Walsh, professor and chairman in the department of rehabilitation medicine, as a member of the board. The NBME was created to protect public health by assessing all health professionals prior to licensing. Dr. Walsh joins 80 other members on the board.
"This group determines a physician's ability to apply knowledge and practice medicine. The NBME testing and standards determine who gets a license and who does not," Dr. Walsh said. "I am honored by my election to this very prestigious board."
Dr. Walsh chairs the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the national certifying agency for all physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists. The American Board of Medical Specialties nominated him for his current position on the NBME. Dr. Walsh will serve a four-year term as a board member.