In Need of Physician Board Certification? Check out the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS)

If you recently completed residency training or are an established physician in practice and interested in distinguishing yourself through board certification, consider applying to the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). As a multi-specialty physician certifying body that includes 12 Member Boards with Diplomates in 20 specialties, the ABPS has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a leading choice for physician board certification. Of the nation’s three multi-specialty certifying entities, we may be the smallest, but our size allows us to be much more responsive to the needs of physicians in health care today. Currently, ABPS Diplomates across the various medical specialties practice at some of the finest healthcare institutions in the nation and are in all 50 states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

Why Seek ABPS Physician Certification?

Founded in 1952, we take a pragmatic and nondiscriminatory approach to certification. We certify both allopathic and osteopathic physicians and promote collegiality, fraternity, and service among our Diplomates. We have certified numerous qualified physicians in traditional medical fields such as dermatology, family medicine, and internal medicine as well as in innovative specialties like disaster medicine, integrative medicine, and family medicine obstetrics. In fact, we are the only multi-specialty board that offers integrative medicine certification.

When you earn ABPS board certification, you become part of a diverse group of like-minded professionals who are respected throughout the healthcare industry. As an ABPS Diplomate, you can expect us to be your tireless advocate, working with legislators and other decision-makers to ensure that our community is well represented. You will also enjoy ample networking opportunities.

If you would like more information about board certification with the ABPS, including details about eligibility requirements, 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.

Board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties has served to substantiate my interest and additional training in several fields of medicine including Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, and Administrative Medicine. As a result, I have been able to serve my community in clinical, disaster response, and administrative medicine roles. Through the ABPS, I have become recognized as a leader in my various fields of interest.

Spencer Price MD, MPH, MBA
Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Administrative Medicine
BCEM certification through ABPS has provided me with many opportunities. It has helped me demonstrate that I have special experience and expertise in Emergency Medicine beyond that obtained through my family medicine training. BCEM certification firmly established me as an emergency medicine specialist once I started working in emergency medicine full time. ABPS has also helped me network with other family physicians with a passion for improving rural and underserved emergency medicine practice.

Alex Beuning, MD, FAAEP
Emergency Medicine
Personal challenge and motivation compelled me to pass my ABPS board exam. Measurement and confirmation of my own knowledge base reinforced my self-confidence. The ABPS, with its history of inclusivity, has allowed me to have a voice in the organization, while permitting me to impact overall national patient safety and care through certification. Participation in exam development afforded me the opportunity to witness the rigorousness of the exam process and psychometrically sound product, while developing meaningful collegiality, professional life enrichment, and warding off burn out.

Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine