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Dr. Bassam A. Bassam, director of the neuromuscular program and professor of neurology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, recently served as the oral examination supervisor of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) oral board examination in Chicago.
Dr. Bassam was appointed the oral examination supervisor by the American Association of Electrodiagnostic and Neuromuscular Medicine (AANEM) to monitor and overlook the oral examiners’ performance and to provide supervision as needed.
In addition, Dr. Bassam is also serving as a member of ABEM’s national committee, consisting of selected members with established academic track in the field of electrodiagnostic medicine and neuromuscular disease. In February, the committee met in Hershey, Penn., to prepare the written and oral board examination. Dr. Bassam has been a member of the examination committee for the past three years.
The ABEM is the highest professional organization of neuromuscular and diagnostic medicine in the United States. It oversees a certification process that requires physicians to obtain specific training and then demonstrate competency in the electrodiagnostic evaluation of disorders of the neuromuscular system by passing a comprehensive examination.
Dr. Bassam was appointed to the committee and as an oral examination supervisor because of his lengthy academic tract in the field of neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine and his many years of involvement and leadership with the AANEM.
Dr. Bassam has been with USA since 1985. He completed his training at Wayne State University in Detroit and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in neuromuscular disease and electromyography.
Dr. Bassam is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Board of Neuromuscular Disease and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
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