ABAM Eligibility Requirements

The American Board of Administrative Medicine® (ABAM) was developed by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) to provide board certification to highly trained physicians who have experience in the business side of medicine. This represents an exciting opportunity for highly motivated physicians who are interested in obtaining leadership positions as the healthcare industry continues to evolve.

To be eligible to pursue board certification through the ABAM and become part of our exclusive Diplomate community, the candidate must be able to able to demonstrate his or her medical business experience by meeting one of the following criteria:

  1. Possess a master’s degree in Health Administration, Medical Management, Business Administration or a similar advanced degree in the healthcare management/administration arena
  2. Have at least two years of certifiable experience in healthcare management and be currently enrolled in an approved master’s program
  3. Possess a healthcare management certification, such as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) or Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) certification
  4. Have five years of cumulative experience in an administrative position and be able to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing training in management-related functions

To learn more about the requirements that must be met in order to be considered for board certification through the ABAM, contact us today. Administrative Medicine is one of the fastest growing, most in-demand medical specialties in North America, and the ABAM is pleased to help our Diplomates pursue exciting career opportunities and improve the overall quality care of the healthcare sector as a whole. A full list of the requirements that must be met in order to be considered for board certification through the ABAM 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.

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
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