Definition of diplomate in English:


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mainly US
  • A person who holds a diploma, especially a doctor certified as a specialist by a board of examiners.

    ‘He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties.’
    • ‘A diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, Nicogossian is also a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, American College of Physicians and Aerospace Medical Association.’
    • ‘Vasquez is an APA fellow of several APA divisions, a member of Divs. 31 and 44 and is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.’
    • ‘He is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology and is on the board of directors of the American Board of Health Psychology.’
    • ‘He is an APA fellow and a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in both clinical and family psychology.’
    • ‘Barbanel is a fellow of APA and a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in psychoanalysis.’
    • ‘Initial certification is achieved by demonstration of appropriate education and experience; diplomates recertify by passing an examination or by demonstrating ‘professional growth.’’
    • ‘Each ABMS member board will administer a maintenance of certification system tailored to its diplomates.’
    • ‘New one-year courses in surgical practice will be introduced whose diplomates will be given access to full NHS facilities in order to compete on price for surgery business.’
    • ‘The American Board of Medical Specialties announced that its member boards have a responsibility to set standards for, and assess the continuing competence of their diplomates.’
    • ‘There were really quite few young diplomates there - most were in their late twenties at least, and some were much older.’
    • ‘He is a diplomate in clinical psychology, recipient of the Distinguished Psychologist awards from APA's Divs. 12 and 29, and past-president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research.’
    • ‘She is a diplomate in tropical medicine of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and coordinates the International Travel Clinic at West Virginia University.’
    • ‘A diplomate of the Copenhagen Business School, he recently retired from the insurance business, having been previously engaged in both wholesale and retail commerce.’
    • ‘I'm an ELCA pastor, a diplomate of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and I practice psychotherapy as a full-time ministry.’
    • ‘He isn't listed in the diplomate directory of the American Board of Family Practice, and he doesn't mention his board certification status in his resume.’
    • ‘He is an engineering/land surveying diplomate of the University of Helsinki, where he also completed doctoral examinations.’
    • ‘Comprehensive sleep centers must maintain an ABSM or ABMS sleep medicine diplomate on staff.’
    • ‘She has been board-certified by three major hypnotherapy associations and holds diplomate status in the American Psychotherapy Association.’
    • ‘He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and did diplomate studies at the University of London, England.’



/ˈdipləˌmāt/ /ˈdɪpləˌmeɪt/