Why is Physician Choice in Board Certification Important?
If you are a physician specialist who is considering pursuing board certification, it is important to remember that you have a choice of several different physician certifying organizations. In fact, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (AOABOS) and the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) all have sterling reputations and are recognized as the three primary multi-specialty physician certifying organizations in the country. Yet, while all three have similar, rigorous eligibility requirements and strong reputations, there are some factors that differentiate the organizations, which is why it is so important for you to do your research before choosing one over the other two.
At the ABPS, for instance, we have developed an excellent reputation within the medical community for our commitment to our network of Diplomates, which extends across all 50 states and into both Canada and Puerto Rico. Here are some advantages to board certification from one of our member boards:
- Of the three primary multi-specialty physician certifying organizations, we are the smallest, which allows us to be more responsive to each individual Diplomate and offer increased opportunities to seek leadership opportunities and involvement in the process.
- We work hard to provide our Diplomates a voice within the community and help share best practices, success stories, and learning moments among physicians to improve patient care as a whole.
- ABPS is a strong advocate for its Diplomates and is extremely active working with legislators, healthcare organizations, hospital groups, and other decision makers to ensure that our community is well represented and heard.
Of course, it’s up to you to learn about the various member boards and identify the organization that is best aligned with your core values and priorities. To learn more about the ABPS and the opportunities that our organization can offer you, contact us today. The ABPS is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®