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Physician Certification and Recertification for ABPS, ABMS & AOABOS Members

ABPS Recertification ABMS AOAPhysician recertification through the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Osteopathic Association/Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (AOABOS) does not preclude practicing physicians who qualify from seeking recertification through the American Board of Physician Specialists (ABPS). In fact, many of the ABPS Diplomates in leadership positions are dual-certified through the ABPS and either the ABMS or AOABOS.

The rigorous standards of physician recertification and certification set by the ABPS compare favorably with other certifying bodies. The ABPS, which is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., emphasizes patient care and safety in rural areas as well as in major cities. The ABPS also requires applicants to pledge to abide by the organization’s code of ethics. In fact, the ABPS is the only multi-specialty certifying body to require the completion of a one-day, non-remedial ethics course for recertification.

A physician who achieves board certification or recertification through an ABPS Member Board belongs to a distinguished community of like-minded individuals whose shared priorities include:

  • The advancement of patient care and safety
  • An emphasis on patient care over the business of medicine
  • Sharing best practices and experiences among the membership
  • Active public advocacy for their chosen specialties

If you have received board certification through the ABMS or the AOABOS, consider recertification with a certifying body that embraces a big-tent philosophy, while adhering to rigorous standards for testing as well as for professional conduct. For more information about physician recertification and certification qualifications, or to request information about a particular Member Board, contact the ABPS today.