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.

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