Are You a Physician Who Needs to Certify or Recertify in 2016?

2016 Certification ScheduleWith 2016 right around the corner, the American Board of Physician Specialties® urges physicians who are interested in pursuing board certification or recertification next year to familiarize themselves with our future exam administration schedule. This is especially important because several of our examinations will only be offered once, in May 2016, and the deadline to register for these examinations is quickly approaching – December 1, 2015. It is extremely important that ABPS Diplomates and interested physician candidates apply prior to this deadline in order to have the opportunity to certify or recertify next year.

The following specialty examinations will be offered in May 2016:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Family Medicine Obstetrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine (recertification only)

The following specialty examinations will be offered in October 2016 with an application deadline of April 1, 2016:

  • Dermatology
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine (certification and recertification)
  • Family Practice
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Urgent Care

For more information about this new schedule, click here.

The American Board of Physician Specialties has a proud history of recognizing highly qualified physicians for their leadership and expertise in their specialty area. We want our Diplomates and all prospective candidates to be fully aware of our new examination schedule so that no one misses the relevant application deadline. Furthermore, if you are currently board certified through either the ABMS or AOA, you should know that you are eligible to recertify with us. To learn more about the benefits to board certification through the ABPS, as well as our certification and recertification process, contact us today. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.® and is headquartered in Tampa, FL.

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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