The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. Provides Guidance for Emergency Room Staff Members During COVID-19

A review of emergency departments across the nation from state to state, city to city, and in inner-city to rural areas demonstrates that no consistent approach to emergency department safety regarding COVID-19 exists. In order to protect emergency department staff members, including physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals, the American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS) and its Academy of Emergency Physicians (AAEP) offer minimum necessary guidelines that should be considered during the current pandemic. To read the full guidelines, please click here.

October 2020 Exam Applications

April 1st Update

In consideration of the difficulty applicants for certification and recertification may be having under these trying circumstances, ABPS will be extending the applicable April 1, 2020 application fee through the final deadline of May 1 for initial applications, and extending the April 1, 2020 pricing and the submission deadline to July 1 for recertification applications.

May 2020 Exam Administration

March 25th Update

In response to COVID-19 related developments, ABPS is extending the May 2020 testing window for all approved candidates. The testing period will still begin on May 1, but the eligibility window has been extended to June 30, 2020. All candidates affected by this decision will receive further instructions via email regarding scheduling or rescheduling their exam with PSI. Candidates who wish to defer their exam to the next scheduled exam administration window may do so without being charged a deferral or incurring a deferral fee. In addition, please note that with this extension, the exam results will be delayed as well. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the certification department at certification@abpsus.org.

BCEM Oral Examinations | COVID-19 Impact

March 17th Update

Given the various circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM) has postponed the March 2020 Emergency Medicine Oral Exam. BCEM is hoping to reschedule the exam at a time later in the year. The new date will be published as soon as it is available.

House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting

March 17th Update

AAPS/ABPS are carefully monitoring the impacts of COVID-19. We are currently planning to proceed with the 2020 House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting; however, in the event of a cancellation, we will notify all parties involved immediately. We have extended the early registration deadline until April 17. For more information about the meeting, please click here.

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House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting
New Approaches to Improve Patient Outcomes
JUNE 26 - JULY 1, 2020
Patient Care Is Our Priority

Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

ABPS gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.


Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
I value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine