2017 Testing Schedule Set for ABPS Member Certification Boards

2017 Examination ScheduleAt the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), one of the central components of our board certification process is that each of our applicants must successfully pass a written examination. Our standardized, psychometrically validated examinations test core concepts of a specialty area and measure the subject matter mastery of the physician candidate. Available at testing centers located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada, these examinations are a convenient option for physicians who are looking to certify or re-certify through one of our Member Boards.

Each examination is offered at several times and locations during a month-long window at the various testing locations. To view the upcoming application and examination schedule for each specialty area in 2017, click here.

Successful completion of the written examination is contingent on your continued candidacy for board certification. In many specialty areas, a subsequent oral examination is also required. These oral exams are offered yearly in Tampa, Florida. The projected oral examination dates can be found here. Please be advised that the ABPS is not responsible for providing lodging, travel expenses, or compensating for any lost wages.

To learn more about the 2017 Examination Schedule, and the eligibility requirements for pursuing board certification through the ABPS, contact us today. It should also be noted that physicians currently board certified through the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the American Orthopedic Association (AOA) are eligible to recertify through the ABPS. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®

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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.

When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine
When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine