Is Administrative Medicine Part of Your Career Plan?
One of the most sought-after skills that a physician can have in today’s healthcare industry is a background in business. In recent years, the need for physician leaders has never been greater, but there continues to be a shortage of physicians who have both medical and business management training. As a result, young physicians who aspire to leadership positions in hospital groups and other medical organizations are strongly encouraged to consider pursuing a second specialty – in administrative medicine.
At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we know how important administrative medicine is, and we developed the American Board of Administrative Medicine℠ (ABAM) to provide board certification to highly qualified candidates with certifiable expertise in the business side of medicine. Make no mistake, the process of becoming board certified in administrative medicine is rigorous, but if you successfully meet our eligibility requirements and pass our examination, you will become part of an elite group of Diplomates who are recognized as being leaders in both business and medicine.
To be eligible, candidates must meet the various eligibility requirements established by the ABPS, which can be found here, and also provide evidence of the successful completion of:
- A master of science degree in business administration, health administration, or medical management; or
- A minimum of five years of cumulative experience in administrative medicine, as well as additional training requirements that can also be found here
At the ABPS and the ABAM, we encourage young physicians to think practically about their career goals and aspirations. If becoming a physician leader is something that you are interested in, it is advisable to begin thinking about furthering your education in administrative medicine in order to be eligible for board certification and the advantages that certification entails.
To learn more about the application process for board certification through the ABAM, contact us today. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. ®