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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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