The Deadline Nears for the Initial Administrative Medicine Exam

The deadline for applicants to apply for the first physician board of certification examination in Administrative Medicine through the American Board of Administrative Medicine ® (ABAM) is May 15, 2016. Interested candidates are encouraged to fill out their application prior to this approaching cutoff date in order to be considered for the examination process this cycle.

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) developed the ABAM to meet a need in the healthcare sector. Increasingly, physicians with strong business backgrounds are being called upon to lead healthcare organizations of all sizes. To help identify highly qualified physicians who have extensive experience in both medicine and business, the ABAM was formed. Our Diplomates are leaders in their industry who have been and will be called upon to lead private practices, hospital groups, and other organizations as medicine continues to modernize in the 21st century. Board certification is the industry’s preferred metric for demonstrating competency in many specialties, and the ABAM is pleased to provide this valuable certification to leaders in the business side of medicine.

Prior to the April 1st deadline, interested parties must:

  • Fill out an application
  • Ensure adherence to all the eligibility requirements developed by the ABAM under the leadership of the ABPS
  • Pay an application fee (early application discount applies)

Specific details about these requirements can be found online here.

Becoming board certified in Administrative Medicine will allow you the opportunity to present yourself to the public, your coworkers, and prospective employers as someone who has mastered the core concepts of Administrative Medicine.

To learn more about the ABAM, as well as our application process for board certification, contact us today. The ABPS is the official 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 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
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