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ABPS Objectives

  • Provide board certification for physicians in a variety of medical specialties
  • Establish and maintain professional standards for each medical specialty board of certification and verify that members meet and maintain these standards
  • Promote communication and provide a coordinated structure for conducting the affairs of the affiliated boards of certification
  • Provide a forum for addressing certification issues confronting physician specialists
  • Review and act upon applications for new specialty boards
  • Set standards for certification
  • Promote collegiality, fraternity and service among Diplomates
  • Inform the public about specialty certification, the certification process and the status of certified physicians