ABPS Offers Recertification in Surgery
The 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.®