ABPS Mission: Medical Certification That Focuses on Patient-Centered Care, Not Only the Business of Medicine
Whether interested in disaster medicine, emergency board certification, family medicine, hospital medicine, urgent care certification, be assured the ABPS examination process will fairly and accurately measure your skill and knowledge of the core competencies required to provide the absolute best patient care available. ABPS acknowledges that experience counts, and the reason for rigorous eligibility requirements which includes advanced training and significant time spent practicing in your chosen field. ABPS content development process was independently vetted by renowned testing agency, Castle Worldwide, which concluded that ABPS physician board certification examinations “meet or exceed the equivalent standards of any other certification organization, including other health-related organizations.”
Physician Board Certification That Puts Patient Care at the Forefront
Most importantly, the ABPS never deviates from its commitment to keep the attention of the medical community focused toward the ongoing improvement of patient care, rather than the business of medicine. ABPS is the only board certification body that requires non-remedial medical ethics training as part of the recertification process, and strive to bring compassion back to the forefront of patient care. There is no greater commitment we can make, and invite qualified physicians throughout the U.S. and Canada to join ABPS in this obligation.
Eligibility Requirements of the ABPS
The ABPS believes that board certification should be reserved only for physicians who demonstrate the highest level of expertise in their specialty. That’s why we maintain strict eligibility requirements. These may vary depending on the specialty, but all ABPS Member Boards share some requirements, including:
- Adherence to the ABPS Code of Ethics, being acknowledged as an ethical member within the professional community, and actively practicing in the specific specialty for which certification is sought.
- Graduation from an accredited allopathic or osteopathic college of medicine in the United States, Canada, or any international institution recognized by the ABPS. International graduates must also possess a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certificate.
- Possession of a valid and unrestricted license(s) to practice medicine in the United States, U.S. territories, or Canada.
For information about our eligibility requirements, contact the ABPS today. We would be happy to provide you with detailed information.