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.

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