Scott R. Archer, MD, FAAEM, Marks 30 Years of Board Certification in Emergency Medicine

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Nathan Jeffers
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Cabot, Ark. (January 5, 2023) – Cabot Emergency Hospital physician, Scott R. Archer, MD, FAAEM, has marked 30 years of being board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Because board certification is a voluntary process, this landmark reflects a dedication to the specialty of Emergency Medicine, the recognition of the value of board certification, his devotion to continuous learning, and the provision of quality care to all patients.

To attain initial certification, Dr. Archer completed medical school as well as residency 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.

To maintain certification, Dr. Archer actively participates in a program of continuous learning in the field of Emergency Medicine. The ABEM continuing certification process consists of activities that assist certified physicians keep current in medical research and provide opportunities for practice improvement. In addition, physicians must also pass a high-stakes, clinically focused, comprehensive examination.

Dr. Archer attended medical school at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and later completed his residency training at UAMS as well. His areas of medical interest include Trauma, Airway and Disaster Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Relief Team. Dr. Archer has deployed on numerous overseas medical missions and has taught emergency and trauma medicine at medical schools in China, Zambia and Somalia. He has also taught newborn resuscitation to midwives in multiple small villages in Guatemala.

Dr. Archer credits any success in life to his faith in Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior. He also adds that none of this would be possible without the loving support of his bride of 42 years, Kathie Archer. Together they have raised 7 children and are blessed with 15 grandchildren.

The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) certifies emergency physicians who meet its educational, professional standing, and examination standards. Its mission is to ensure the highest standards in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. There are currently over 39,000 ABEM-certified emergency physicians. ABEM is not a membership organization, but a non-profit, independent evaluation organization. ABEM is one of 24 medical specialty certification boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Cabot Emergency Hospital is open 24/7, 365 days a year providing expert emergency care as well as a wide array of clinical services to Central Arkansas. Imaging and laboratory testing, inpatient and outpatient services, pediatric care, IV infusion therapy and more are available at all times. Cabot Emergency Hospital offers zero wait time, a comfortable environment, and a highly trained staff of doctors and other clinical team members who are always ready to assist you.

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