Is Administrative Medicine Part of Your Career Plan?

Administrative Medicine Career PlanOne 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. ®

Save the Date
House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting
Innovation & Overcoming Challenges
June 10-15, 2022
Patient Care Is Our Priority

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