ABMS- and AOA-Certified Physicians Are Eligible to Recertify With the ABPS
The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) is a nationally recognized physician multi-specialty certifying body that offers both allopathic and osteopathic physicians board certification in a variety of specialties. Founded in 1952, the ABPS has long maintained a non-discriminatory approach and the sense that it’s a community of diverse but like-minded professionals. Therefore, we invite Diplomates of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to recertify with the ABPS.
We are highly regarded in the healthcare industry, and our Diplomates practice specialties at respected institutions across the country, as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico. Through our recertification process, which includes continuing medical education (CME), work experience, and testing, our accomplished Diplomates not only maintain their distinction as leaders in their fields but also broaden their base of skills and knowledge.
To become recertified with the ABPS, Diplomates of the ABMS and AOA must provide documentation of their certification, which must be current or no more than two years past the expiration date. Candidates may apply for recertification as early as two years before their certification expires.
Once certified by the ABPS, physicians become part of an organization whose members prioritize patient care over the business of medicine, exchange information about best practices, and actively advocate for their specialties. What’s more, Diplomates participate in a regular schedule of maintenance of competency and must also:
- Complete a non-remedial ethics course
- Complete at least 16 CME hours during the preceding eight years through programs sponsored by the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®
- Certify annually that they have an unrestricted medical license in every state in which they practice
- Pass a written exam in the final year of the eight-year certification cycle
To learn more about the benefits of recertifying with the ABPS, or for information about our Member Boards, contact us today. We will gladly provide you with detailed information about our application process and eligibility requirements.