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The Benefits of ABPS Board Certification

Board Certification PhysicianBoard certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) provides many benefits. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS). 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.

In addition to serving as measurable proof of a physician’s expertise, board certification through one of the 12 administrative boards of the ABPS enables physicians from 17 distinct medical specialties 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.

Physicians who achieve board certification through the ABPS have undergone a rigorous, but fair examination process that accurately measures their skill and knowledge of the core competencies necessary to provide the best patient care. In the ABPS community, our Diplomates are front and center. The practicing physicians who take leadership roles in the ABPS community participate in evaluating the ability of the certification and recertification processes to accurately gauge skills and knowledge. The prestige of becoming a thought leader in your particular specialty is only one of many benefits of becoming a board certified physician.

Contact ABPS to learn more about boards offering certification and recertification for disaster medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, hospital medicine, urgent care or other specialty certifications.