Dr. Vincent Serio, M.D., physician and director of Medical Services for University Health Services, has successfully completed his recertification examination with the American Board of Family Medicine. Board certification confirms a standard of excellence in knowledge and practice to physicians who not only certify via the examination process, but who also work diligently on the maintenance of these skills during the seven-year cycle between examinations.
Health Services offers medical care to faculty, staff and students, and the dependents of these groups, on campus.
“Board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine is the highest professional recognition that a family physician can achieve. It is an indicator of the physician’s commitment to the specialty of family medicine and the requirements needed to give quality care to their patients. In addition to a written exam, the board evaluates quality indicators taken directly from the patients that the physician sees — so board certification means that the doctor not only talks the talk, but walks the walk,” said Serio.
The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), one of 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties, is the second largest medical specialty board in the United States. Physicians must recertify every ten years in order to continue practicing medicine.
Serio came to Boise State University in 2004 as director of Medical Services. He sees patients in addition to supervising the medical staff and serving as a liaison to the University for health-related matters. His clinical interests include general medicine, reproductive health, and wilderness and travel medicine. He also performs minor surgery and procedures, including colposcopy, intrauterine device (IUD) placement, and skin biopsies.
Serio grew up in Richmond, Virginia and moved to Idaho in 1995 to train as a family medicine physician. After graduating from his residency in 1998, he practiced medicine at Terry Reilly Health Services. While there, he served as lead physician at the Boise clinic for homeless patients, practiced rural family medicine in Marsing and Homedale, Idaho, and delivered hundreds of babies. In 2001, he joined Saint Alphonsus Medical Group in Meridian, Idaho, where he again practiced full spectrum family medicine.
Serio holds a clinical instructor appointment at the Oregon Health and Sciences University, where he helps train physician assistant students, and has held a clinical instructor appointment at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he was involved in training medical students. Serio completed a bachelor of science in biochemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He was awarded both a degree of master of science in biochemistry and molecular biophysics, and a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia.
Serio is accepting new patients at Health Services (faculty, staff and students, and their dependents, are all eligible for medical care at Health Services). Call 426-1459 for appointments and more information.