An Update on the American Board of Physician Specialties for Physician Recruiters

Founded in 1952, the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) certified its first physician in 1960. Since then, we have certified countless professionals in traditional fields such as internal medicine and anesthesiology as well as in emerging specialties like integrative medicine and disaster medicine. As a multi-specialty board that offers both allopathic and osteopathic physicians certification or recertification in 20 specialties, we have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a premier choice for board certification. And across the country, leading medical entities and professional organizations have updated their bylaws and policies to include the ABPS.

To help physicians meet the healthcare needs of the public while achieving career success in a continuously evolving medical environment, we maintain stringent certification standards. Our notably rigorous certification process emphasizes psychometrically evaluated testing, advanced training, experience, and moral character. In fact, we are the only certification organization that requires medical ethics training.

To achieve ABPS certification, candidates must meet several eligibility requirements and pass a comprehensive specialty certification exam. Thus, it’s little wonder that ABPS Diplomates are among the most talented physicians practicing today. They can be found in all 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Canada, and are widely considered leaders in their field.

If your organization is seeking board-certified physicians to fill open positions, here are more reasons you should consider our Diplomates:

  • ABPS Diplomates have been primary-source verified by Aperture, a Joint Commission and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
  • ABPS Member Boards are listed in the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare’s (CAQH) Proview application.
  • Leading healthcare and credentialing organizations such as Greely, HCPro, and the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) recognize ABPS as a choice in physician certification.

As a recruiter, you can post job openings on the ABPS Online Career Center free of charge. Categorized by medical specialty and searchable by state, ABPS job listings are distributed to ABPS Diplomates via e-mail in our electronic Career Bulletin. If you’d like to learn more about the ABPS, including our innovative boards in disaster medicine, integrative medicine, and family medicine obstetrics, 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.

ABPS board certification validates a physician's competence in their medical specialty. This is important to a patient seeking medical care. Physician recertification through ABPS assures that we maintain knowledge and expertise throughout our career. The ABPS is a collegial and committed organization of physicians and administrative staff. The organization has given me the opportunity to become involved in all facets of the board certification process and physician governance.

Lawrence Stein, MD, FAASOS
Orthopedic Surgery
ABPS is a leading advocate for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality evidence-based patient care. ABPS certifies physicians through industry-leading rigorous examinations in various boards and offers continuous recertification making sure that these physicians are qualified to practice safe state of the art medicine.

Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
In this time of uncertainty, Disaster Medicine Certification has helped tremendously to demonstrate to hospital leadership my commitment to disaster preparedness and knowledge of planning, response, and mitigation. ABODM certification focuses on the knowledge and skills a physician needs to become a recognized leader in the four stages of disaster preparation and management: planning, coordination, execution, and debriefing.

Lewis W, Marshall, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM
Disaster Medicine | Emergency Medicine