Why Is ABPS a Choice in Board Certification?
The 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.