How the American Board of Physician Specialties Helps Further the Careers of Diplomates

The American Board of Physician Specialties® offers physician board certification that meets the public’s evolving healthcare needs and helps physicians achieve career success. Recognized in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook as a premier choice for physician certification, the ABPS advocates for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality, evidence-based patient care.

To become certified by the ABPS, physicians must satisfy stringent eligibility requirements and successfully complete a rigorous examination process. It’s no surprise that only highly skilled and dedicated physicians earn ABPS certification. Fittingly, more hospitals and medical facilities across the nation, in both urban and rural areas, are relying on the Diplomates of our diverse specialty boards to provide medical care for their patients. But at the ABPS, we know that the industry continues to evolve, so we work tirelessly with practice management groups, legislators, and other industry influencers to ensure our Diplomates have a strong voice in their community. We also make sure they receive ongoing education and training to keep abreast of the advancements in their specialty.

Essentially, ABPS Diplomates are members of a distinguished group of physicians committed to providing better and safer patient care. They exchange information about clinical experiences and best practices and take advantage of abundant leadership opportunities within the ABPS community.

Diplomate Leslie Mukau, MD, can attest to the benefits of ABPS certification: “The ABPS
gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing emergency medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career, becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader, and a published clinical researcher.”

If you are a licensed physician who is considering becoming board certified in your specialty, the ABPS encourages you to apply to one of our Member Boards. We offer certification in traditional fields like family medicine and dermatology as well as emerging specialties like disaster medicine and integrative medicine.

Contact the ABPS today to learn more about our certification boards or for information about our 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.

ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.


Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
I value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine
ABPS gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine