Administrative Medicine Certification: The Next Step for Healthcare Administrators

Administrative Medicine Board Certification ABPSBecoming board certified through the American Board of Administrative Medicine℠, a member board of the American Board of Physician Specialties®, is an excellent opportunity for physician leaders with advanced business degrees to demonstrate their expertise in this rapidly growing field. Our member board is administered by and dedicated to physician leaders in healthcare administration, providing opportunities for our Diplomates to be recognized for their business acumen as well as their medical expertise.

Now more than ever, there is a need for healthcare professionals who are experts in managing increasingly complex healthcare organizations. As modern medicine has become more specialized across countless disciplines, and as emerging healthcare technologies have revolutionized medical management, healthcare organizations are looking to hire leaders who have extensive experience in both medicine and business. This is why the ABAM was developed. We want to offer highly competitive candidates the opportunity to highlight their mastery of administrative medicine, effectively showcasing their knowledge of the business-side of medicine to colleagues, physician recruiters, and members of their respective hospital boards. Our Diplomates understand how to navigate the complex waters of managing healthcare facilities and staff of all sizes and are truly the best in their field.

To be eligible for board certification through ABAM, healthcare administrators must hold an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States, its territories, or Canada and have evidence of medical administrative experience as defined by one of the following:

  • A master’s degree in business administration, medical management, or health administration
  • At least five years of cumulative experience in an administrative position, including additional training in management-related functions outlined here

To learn more about the benefits of board certification in administrative medicine through the ABAM and the ABPS, contact us today. The ABPS is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®

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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.

When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine