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.

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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