Physicians Who are ABMS- or AOA-Certified are Eligible to Recertify with ABPS

ABPS RecertificationAt the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we urge physicians to remember that they are eligible to recertify with one of our Member Boards even if their initial board certification was through the American Board of Medical Specialties® (ABMS) or the American Osteopathic Association® (AOA). When the time comes to begin to prepare for recertification, you owe it to yourself to thoroughly research the options at your disposal and ensure that you partner with the organization that best meets your needs.

There are three primary multi-specialty physician certifying organizations in North America, and each organization has its own unique advantages. At the ABPS, it is our position that physicians should do their due diligence and pursue board certification with the certifying body that offers the best fit. For instance, one of our top priorities is to provide a voice to our Diplomates. Rather than just being one in a crowd, our Diplomates know that their voices are heard and respected as part of a community. We are constantly looking for ways to not only better our Member Boards but also provide as many opportunities as possible for our Diplomates. To that end, ABPS works tirelessly developing relationships with physician CEOs, legislators, and credentialing organizations to educate them about our Member Boards as well as our Diplomates.

Every eight years, board certified physicians are required to go through a recertification process. Regardless of whether you earned board certification through the ABMS, the AOA, or the ABPS, we encourage you to thoroughly research the options at your disposal. You may find that ABPS is more in line with your values and offers you opportunities that you might not find elsewhere.

To learn more about the ABPS, our various Member Boards, and our eligibility requirements, contact us today. We currently have Diplomates practicing medicine in all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and Canada. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®

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