Who is Eligible to Sit for the American Board of Administrative Medicine Examination?

ABAM EligibilityThe American Board of Administrative Medicine℠ was developed to recognize physicians with extensive experience and expertise in medicine as well as healthcare management and governance. Administrative medicine is one of the most sought-after specialties in today’s healthcare industry, and board certification through the ABAM is a trusted recognition of a physician’s aptitude in running a medical practice, hospital, or other medical organization.

The ABAM is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties®, one of the largest and most well respected nationally recognized multi-specialty physician certifying organizations in North America. ABAM meets all the nation’s highest standards in board certification. To be eligible to pursue board certification through the ABAM, the candidate must meet the minimum eligibility requirements outlined by the ABPS, which include graduation from a recognized college of medicine, having a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States, its territories, or Canada, and the successful completion of residency training in an approved program. The full eligibility requirements can be found here.

Additionally, there are several administrative medicine-specific requirements that are necessary to pursue formal certification. Most importantly, the candidate must be able to provide clear evidence of their expertise in administrative medicine by having a master’s degree in business administration, medical management, or health management, or by being able to provide a minimum of five years of documented cumulative experience in an administrative position.

However, while the eligibility requirements for board certification are extensive, the rewards are more than worthwhile. Diplomates of the ABAM are recognized as experts in healthcare management and immediately become part of a community of physician leaders who run some of the largest, most highly regarded healthcare facilities in North America. As healthcare continues to centralize and modernize, there is more need than ever for physicians with strong business backgrounds, and board certification is your opportunity to advertise your business acumen to prospective employers. To learn more, contact us today.

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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