Physician Leaders: Make Board Certification in Administrative Medicine Part of Your Career Plan

Administrative MedicineThe American Board of Administrative Medicine℠ (ABAM), a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties®, was founded to recognize physician leaders who have extensive experience in both healthcare and the business side of medicine. Increasingly, healthcare decisions are being made by business leaders rather than physicians, which puts medical specialists with a business background in a unique position to help shape the direction of North American healthcare. At the ABAM, we recognize the importance of these physician leaders and are pleased to offer board certification to highly experienced professionals with graduate-level education or extensive administrative experience and training.

At the ABAM, our Diplomates are highly experienced and have sufficiently demonstrated their expertise of the core competencies that define administrative medicine. In order to be eligible to pursue board certification through our organization, candidates must have either a master’s degree in business administration, health administration, or business administration; or have a minimum of five years of cumulative experience in administrative medicine and additional training in administrative medicine. Furthermore, candidates are required to:

  • Have a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine
  • Currently hold or previously have held board certification through the ABPS, ABMS, AOA, or a RCPSC board
  • Submit a curriculum vitae
  • Provide three letters of reference from individuals who can speak to the candidate’s medical administrative experience
  • Adhere to additional eligibly requirements outlined here

While the board certification process through the ABAM is rigorous, the benefits to becoming board certified in administrative medicine are numerous for physician leaders. Our Diplomates are leaders in their field and have an extensive network of colleagues throughout all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. To learn more about the ABAM, our eligibility requirements, and the advantages to board certification, 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.

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