Why Is ABPS a Choice in Board Certification?

Group of doctors and nursesThe American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) is a nationally recognized multi-specialty certifying body with Diplomates practicing their specialties in prestigious institutions across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Since our founding in 1952, we have certified countless highly skilled and talented physicians in several different specialties. And yet, many physicians seeking board certification are not familiar with the ABPS and may be denying themselves a widely respected option. If you are one such physician, here are a few salient reasons to consider the ABPS as you research certification boards:

We Offer a Pragmatic Approach to Physician Board Certification

Physicians have invested considerable time and money in their medical training. So, it’s only right that they should have credible options for certification. At the ABPS, we think that qualified physicians should be able to choose the certification board that best aligns with their values and fosters their career development. As part of our non-discriminatory approach to certification, both allopathic- and osteopathic-trained physicians are eligible for ABPS certification. Physicians certified with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) are also eligible to recertify with us.

We Offer Unique Certifications

The ABPS is the only multi-specialty certifying board in the United States to offer certification in emerging specialties like family medicine obstetrics, disaster medicine, and integrative medicine. We also offer career emergency medicine physicians a path to certification in the specialty. In the past, those who trained in a primary care field but wanted industry recognition for their emergency room expertise were ineligible for certification in emergency medicine. But, through the ABPS’ emergency medicine fellowship program, those doctors now have an ideal track to EM certification.

We Ensure You Have a Meaningful Voice in the Medical Community

The ABPS works to build relationships with healthcare organizations, hospital groups, and legislators to ensure that ABPS-certified physicians have a strong voice in the community and that patient care always takes priority over the business of medicine.

Supported by a solid foundation of experience and training, ABPS Diplomates are well-positioned to shape the course of the medical profession for years to come. To learn more about the ABPS and why we are a credible choice for board certification, contact us today.

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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