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.

I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine