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.

The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine
When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine