The American Board of Physician Specialties® offers physician board certification that meets the public’s evolving healthcare needs and helps physicians achieve career success.
The American Board of Physician Specialties is a nationally recognized multi-specialty certifying body that offers both allopathic and osteopathic physicians certification in a range of specialties. While certification is a voluntary process, its achievement represents an abiding commitment to patient care and is one of the highest honors that physicians can receive. We certified our first physician in 1960, and our Diplomates can now be found across all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico.
Board certification with the ABPS serves as demonstrable proof that a physician has the skills and knowledge to deliver world-class medical care. Our eligibility requirements are stringent and our certification process is notably rigorous, but once certified, physicians become part of a respected organization dedicated to patient care above all else. Our Diplomates practice at prestigious institutions across North America and are widely considered to be leaders in their fields.
Earning ABPS board certification enables physicians to gain professional advancement while meeting today’s increasing demands for patient care. With more medical institutions requiring that their physicians be board certified, ABPS Diplomates can present themselves as eminently qualified job candidates. APBS Diplomates also receive ongoing training to stay updated on advancements in their specialty and can expect more career opportunities, which can lead to higher earnings.
For many patients, consulting a physician for a health issue can be a nerve-racking experience. But your certification with the ABPS can give patients peace of mind. It’s a distinction that lets patients know their physician is uniquely qualified to deliver compassionate and expert medical care. Given that a patient’s health and well-being are always a good physician’s priority, the assurance that ABPS certification instills in patients cannot be overstated.
Physicians certified through the ABPS receive ongoing education to stay updated about new and effective techniques and treatment methods. As members of a distinguished community dedicated to providing exceptional medical care, physicians enjoy numerous opportunities to exchange information about clinical experiences that can advance their specialties. Supported by a solid foundation of training, ABPS Diplomates are well-positioned to shape the course of medical care for years to come.
It’s well-known throughout the healthcare community that physician certification requires a significant investment of time and effort, and only the most talented and dedicated doctors become certified. Physicians certified through the ABPS have demonstrated through our rigorous process that they are experts in their field. Having ABPS-certified specialists on staff confers prestige on healthcare organizations, allowing them to legitimately market themselves as world-class medical facilities.
Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.
Medical recruiters can submit job openings to the ABPS Career Center free of charge. Openings are distributed digitally through the ABPS Career Bulletin, a trusted resource for ABPS board-certified physicians and other practitioners considering a career change. Physicians will be able to browse job openings by specialty. The ABPS performs this valuable service as part of our mission to help improve patient care throughout the country.