The Benefits of ABPS Board Certification

Board Certification BenefitsBoard certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) provides many benefits. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.® (AAPS). Our goal is to provide practicing physicians with an opportunity to thoroughly demonstrate their base of knowledge, professional skill, and commitment to ongoing education and training through world-class certification and recertification across a wide range of medical specialties.

In addition to serving as measurable proof of a physician’s expertise, board certification through one of the 12 administrative boards of the ABPS enables physicians from a variety of distinct medical specialties to:

  • Join a distinguished community of physicians whose priority is the advancement of patient care and safety
  • Exchange information about clinical experiences and best practices
  • Take advantage of abundant leadership opportunities within the community
  • Have a meaningful voice as a valued participant in the community

Physicians who achieve board certification through the ABPS have undergone a rigorous, but fair examination process that accurately measures their skill and knowledge of the core competencies necessary to provide the best patient care. In the ABPS community, our Diplomates are front and center. The practicing physicians who take leadership roles in the ABPS community participate in evaluating the ability of the certification and recertification processes to accurately gauge skills and knowledge. The prestige of becoming a thought leader in your particular specialty is only one of many benefits of becoming a board-certified physician.

Contact ABPS to learn more about boards offering certification and recertification for disaster medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, hospital medicine, urgent care, or other specialty certifications.

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Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine