What Are the Advantages of ABPS Board Certification?

Board Certification AdvantagesAt the American Board of Physician Specialties®, we recommend that qualified physicians consider pursuing board certification through one of our member boards as this distinction can greatly benefit patients, employers, and physicians alike:

Earning board certification is one of the highest honors that a physician can receive in their field of study. Make no mistake, the application process for becoming board certified is rigorous and requires the physician to have extensive training and expertise, while meeting numerous eligibility requirements. As you might expect, only the most talented physicians with the deepest level of dedication achieve ABPS certification. But the personal satisfaction that comes from being board certified is immeasurable as it validates years of hard work and sacrifice. Plus, certification makes the physician more marketable to potential employers and may lead to increased earning potential.

Why Healthcare Organizations Value Physician Board Certification

While board certification is not a requirement to practice medicine, it is increasingly becoming prioritized by employers who are looking for ways to differentiate their medical centers apart from the competition. Many insurance providers are also beginning to offer incentives for hiring board certified physicians, further encouraging employers to hire physicians who are board certified.

Board certification benefits patients because it provides peace of mind that the physician they have chosen is highly qualified to provide care. In many cases, there are several specialists in a community to choose from, and while board certification should not be the only factor to consider when interviewing prospective physicians, it is a clear indicator of the physician’s experience and expertise.

ABPS Diplomates Are Well-Positioned to Shape the Medical Profession

Recognized in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Handbook, the ABPS has also earned recognition from other federal organizations, including the Veterans’ Health Administration and the United States Armed Forces under the GI Bill. Our goal is to provide practicing physicians with an opportunity to thoroughly demonstrate their base of knowledge, professional skill, and commitment to ongoing education and training through world-class certification and recertification across a wide range of medical specialties.

Since certifying our first physician in 1960, the ABPS has certified countless extensively qualified and highly skilled physicians in traditional medical specialties such as internal medicine, dermatology, and family medicine. Notably, we are the only multi-specialty board that offers certification in family medicine obstetrics, as well as in emerging specialties such as disaster medicine and integrative medicine. Altogether, the ABPS has 12 Member Boards and Diplomates in 20 specialties. ABPS Diplomates practice their specialties at some of the nation’s most renowned medical institutions.

How ABPS Certification Benefits Physicians

Board certification is a recognized indicator of a physician’s mastery of their field of expertise, and at the ABPS, our Diplomates represent some of the very best medical minds in North America. Certification from an ABPS Member Board enables physicians to:

  • Join a distinguished community of physicians whose priority is the advancement of patient care and safety
  • Exchange information about clinical experiences and best practices
  • Take advantage of abundant leadership opportunities within the community
  • Have a meaningful voice as a valued participant in the community

To learn more about the many ways in which board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties benefits patients, employers, and physicians, contact us today. Physician Diplomates of ABMS or AOABOS Member Boards are also reminded that they are eligible to recertify with ABPS Member Boards. The ABPS is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc™.

Board certification is a recognized indicator of a physician’s mastery of their field of expertise, and at the ABPS, our Diplomates represent some of the very best medical minds in North America.

To learn more about the many ways in which board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties benefits patients, employers, and physicians, contact us today. Physician Diplomates of ABMS or AOABOS Member Boards are also reminded that they are eligible to recertify with ABPS Member Boards. 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