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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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.

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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