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.

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