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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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.

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Integrative Medicine