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

ABPS gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.


Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
I value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine