The ABPS Board Certification Schedule for 2016

ABPS Board Certification 2016One of the central components to earning board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties® is the successful completion of a standardized, psychometrically validated examination. We use computer-based testing for all of our written examinations, which are offered at a network of testing centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. In order to be eligible for ABPS board certification or re-certification examination you must apply before the published deadline.

The complete application and examination schedule for 2016 can be found by clicking here.

Upon successful completion of the written examination, candidates in select specialties will be invited to schedule an oral examination. However, it is important to note that not all specialties require an oral examination.

The list of specialties that require an oral examination in Tampa, Fla., as well as the anticipated examination dates, can also be found by clicking here.

Finally, all candidates for our written and oral examinations are responsible for arranging and financing all travel necessary to complete their examinations, and the ABPS is not responsible for reimbursing lost wages, travel costs, and other expenses incurred.

For further information about our upcoming board certification examination schedule for 2016, contact us today. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and ensure you have the information you need to pursue certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties.

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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