Physician Board Certification in Administrative Medicine Offered by the American Board of Administrative Medicine®

Administrative Medicine Board CertificationThe American Board of Administrative Medicine (ABAM) is now accepting applications for its inaugural administrative medicine board certification examination to be held in October 2016. This board was developed by the American Board of Physician Specialties® to give physicians with unique experience in the business side of the healthcare industry the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise through board certification. While the testing process is rigorous, successful candidates will be part of a Diplomate community that includes some of the best and brightest physician leaders in North America.

To be eligible to pursue board certification, candidates must:

  • Have a master of science in business administration, medical management, or healthcare administration, or have at least five years of cumulative experience in an administrative position with management training
  • Currently hold or have previously held board certification through the ABPS, AMS, AOA, or a RCPSC board
  • Have a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine

There are several advantages to becoming board certified through the ABAM. For starters, Diplomates are able to clearly show prospective employers that they have extensive business acumen and can be relied upon to help run a practice, hospital, or other healthcare organization. Board certification in administrative medicine also represents another opportunity for highly qualified physicians to distinguish themselves in order to be more appealing for career advancement and new opportunities.

Furthermore, ABAM Diplomates are part of an extensive network of physician leaders who have the opportunity to share best practices, success stories, and lessons to help advance the field of administrative medicine across North America. For physicians who are interested in becoming more involved in administrative medicine, or who already run their own practice and want their expertise in business formally recognized, board certification through ABAM is an excellent option. Eligibility requirements and the application for examination can be found here. Contact the ABPS today to learn more. 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 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