ABPS Board Certifications for Family Medicine Residents
Becoming a family medicine physician is a long and arduous process, requiring years of rigorous medical school study followed by comprehensive residency training. As if this was not challenging enough, in order to become a practicing physician, a doctor must then earn a medical license, which requires candidates to pass a standardized exam. After they obtain a license, they typically must update it every one or two years in order to keep practicing.
New practitioners will quickly learn that today’s medical marketplace is extremely competitive. Even physicians of unquestionable talent will more than likely seek some verifiable way, beyond their track record of patient care, to show that they possess extraordinary medical expertise. More and more, to distinguish themselves, family medicine physicians are turning to certification bodies like the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS).
A nationally recognized choice for physician board certification, the ABPS offers qualified doctors, including family medicine residents with proven knowledge and case experience, board certification in numerous specialties. Here a few of them:
- Disaster Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Family Medicine Obstetrics
- Integrative Medicine
- Urgent Care Medicine
The ABPS offers board certification for a wide variety of specialties. Make no mistake, though, earning certification through an ABPS Member Board is tough. After satisfying stringent eligibility requirements, candidates must pass a rigorous specialty exam. Once certified, Diplomates must complete several hours of continuing medical education annually.
But the benefits of ABPS certification are especially noteworthy. In addition to enjoying recognition and respect from medical colleagues, ABPS Diplomates are vastly more marketable to potential employers. In a time when hospitals are increasingly hiring only board-certified physicians, the value of certification cannot be overstated.
If you are a family medicine resident who is thinking of pursuing certification in your area of expertise, we encourage you to apply to the ABPS. Contact us today for information about our eligibility requirements, our Member Boards, and our commitment to certification standards designed to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the public.