ABPS Offers Recertification in Surgery

ABPS Offers Recertification in SurgeryThe American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) offers continues certification in general surgery. The ABPS takes a non-discriminatory approach to board certification. Since certifying our first physician in 1960, we have certified both allopathic and osteopathic physicians in a range of medical specialties, from primary care fields like family medicine and internal medicine to emerging specialties such as integrative medicine and disaster medicine.

Having demonstrated that they have the knowledge and expertise to provide the best medical care possible, ABPS Diplomates are considered leaders in their specialties and practice at top-rated institutions across the nation, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico.

As a nationally recognized choice for board certification, the ABPS maintains equally stringent recertification standards. In addition to participating in a regular schedule of maintenance and enhancement of competency in general surgery, physicians who apply for recertification with the BCS must also:

  • Complete a non-remedial medical ethics course
  • Certify annually that their medical licenses are full and unrestricted in every state in which they practice
  • Complete at least 16 CME hours during the preceding eight years through programs sponsored by the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®

Current Diplomates of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (AOABOS) are eligible to apply for recertification with ABPS. Candidates must provide documentation of their ABMS or AOABOS certification, which must be current or no more than two years past the expiration date. A candidate may begin the recertification application process as early as two years before his or her current certification expires.

For information about recertifying in general surgery through ABPS, contact us today. We will gladly provide you with complete details about our application process and eligibility requirements.

The ABPS is the official board-certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®

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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