ABPS Board Certification: a Commitment to Exceptional Patient Care

Exceptional CareIf there is one quality that defines a physician who has achieved board certification through a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), it is an unyielding commitment to providing patients the best care possible.

To that end, the ABPS has established stringent eligibility rules for applicants, meaning only the finest physicians with the deepest level of dedication to their medical field even qualify to attempt to achieve ABPS board certification. And once the first hurdle of eligibility has been cleared, there remains the challenge of the exam itself. The exams, whether written, oral, or simulation, all are clinically based and developed using the most rigorous standards in the industry. Once someone has earned ABPS board certification, there is no room to doubt that he or she demonstrates a mastery of the core knowledge and skills required to provide exceptional patient care in a particular specialty.

What does “exceptional” care mean? For ABPS physicians, it means:

  • Adhering to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics
  • Honestly assessing the existing shortcomings in the health care system and working hard to find practical solutions
  • Maintaining open communication with peers in the chosen specialty in order to share and implement best practices
  • Advocating publicly for the highest level of patient care
  • Placing patients first, and not the business of medicine

The governing body of the ABPS, the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.® (AAPS) and its affiliated organizations are committed the strongest standards of ethics and integrity in the medical community. Our emphasis is not so much on the business side of medicine, as it is the treatment and care of our patients. If you would like to learn more about earning ABPS board certification in your specialty, contact us today.

 

 

 

 

 

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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 is a leading advocate for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality evidence-based patient care. ABPS certifies physicians through industry-leading rigorous examinations in various boards and offers continuous recertification making sure that these physicians are qualified to practice safe state of the art medicine.

Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
In this time of uncertainty, Disaster Medicine Certification has helped tremendously to demonstrate to hospital leadership my commitment to disaster preparedness and knowledge of planning, response, and mitigation. ABODM certification focuses on the knowledge and skills a physician needs to become a recognized leader in the four stages of disaster preparation and management: planning, coordination, execution, and debriefing.

Lewis W, Marshall, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM
Disaster Medicine | Emergency Medicine
ABPS board certification validates a physician's competence in their medical specialty. This is important to a patient seeking medical care. Physician recertification through ABPS assures that we maintain knowledge and expertise throughout our career. The ABPS is a collegial and committed organization of physicians and administrative staff. The organization has given me the opportunity to become involved in all facets of the board certification process and physician governance.

Lawrence Stein, MD, FAASOS
Orthopedic Surgery