ABAM Certification Distinguishes Physician Leaders

The American Board of Administrative Medicine® (ABAM) was established by the American Board of Physician Specialties® to recognize physician leaders with extensive expertise in both medicine and the business side of healthcare. Over the years, Board Certification has become the most highly recognizable and trusted indicator of a physician’s expertise in their chosen field, and ABAM Diplomates can represent themselves to their peers and the public as physician leaders in the medical industry.

Judy L. Smith, MD, MS, CPE, FACS, is a leading voice within the ABAM and explains that “being a Diplomate of the American Board of Administrative Medicine really will take the physician leader to the next level and will demonstrate to peers that you’re committed toward leadership, management, and that you’ve undergone the rigorous training and testing that is required to achieve excellence.” By standardizing the core concepts that define Administrative Medicine and developing a rigorous, psychometrically validated examination process, the ABAM has developed a process that ensures that our physician Diplomates are among the most highly qualified physician leaders in North America.

Furthermore, as Christopher Kodama, MD, MBA, explains, “Administrative Medicine Diplomates (are) able to demonstrate validity and credibility in their skills and abilities by achieving an important and rigorous process of board certification.” As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, there are more leadership opportunities than ever before. Physicians who have extensive expertise in healthcare management, business administration, and similar fields are highly sought after in hospitals and healthcare organizations of all sizes.

ABAM Diplomates are part of a like-minded community of physician leaders who work together to share best practices, pass along career opportunities, and continue to improve the efficiency and quality of patient care in the healthcare industry.

If you are a highly motivated physician with extensive experience in both business and medicine, contact the ABAM to learn more about our Board Certification process. Full eligibility requirements can be found here. 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.

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