ABPS Is a Credible Choice in Physician Board Certification

A group of doctors and health care workers in the office hospitalThe American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), ABPS is a nationally recognized, multi-specialty certifying body that offers board certification to both allopathic and osteopathic physicians in a range of specialties. Certification through the ABPS is a rigorous process, requiring candidates to satisfy several eligibility requirements and pass a comprehensive certification exam. Once certified, physicians must complete several hours of continuing medical education annually.  Is it any wonder that only the most dedicated physicians earn ABPS board certification?

Currently, many ABPS Diplomates practice their specialty at some of the nation’s most trusted institutions, and ABPS physicians can be found in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

At the ABPS, we submit these facts as ample proof that we are a leading choice in physician board certification. Major federal agencies agree. The U.S. Department of Labor, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Veterans’ Health Administration, and the United States Armed Forces under the GI Bill, all recognize ABPS certification. So have many state medical boards, such as Florida’s, which recognize the ABPS as a board that meets the higher standards of certification they require.

ABPS Certification Meets the Most Rigorous Industry Standards

If you are a physician researching board certification options, you’ve probably heard a lot about the ABMS and the AOA. In comparing them to the ABPS, you should know that an objective third party, Castle Worldwide, conducted a thorough assessment of our rigorous standards and found that they were equivalent to those set by ABMS and AOA. In short, this means that ABPS examinations, procedures, and protocols not only meet the highest standards possible, but are clinically, psychometrically, and legally defensible.

If you would like to learn more about what makes the ABPS a credible certification choice, contact us today. We would be happy to give you information about our mission, our various specialty boards, and their eligibility requirements.

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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.

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
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