Board Certification Benefits Patients, Employers, and Physicians

Board Certification Benefits Patients, Employers, and PhysiciansBoard certification serves as a validation of a physician’s expertise, and through recertification, physicians can stay updated about medical innovations and practices, and expand their knowledge base. While certification is indisputably one of the highest honors a physician can receive, its benefits also extend to patients and employers. Let’s consider each in turn.

Benefits to Patients

Board certification gives patients peace of mind. That’s because, for many people, consulting a physician for a health issue can be a nerve-racking experience. But certification is a distinction that lets patients know their physician is uniquely qualified to deliver top-notch medical care. Certification instills patients with confidence in their physicians and the treatment they provide. Because a patient’s health and well-being is a good physician’s first priority, the assurance that certification gives patients cannot be overstated.

Benefits to Employers

Board certification is not required in order to become a practicing physician, so those who take the extra step of earning certification present themselves as distinguished job candidates. Employers know certification requires a significant investment of time and effort, and only the most talented and committed physicians are board certified. Healthcare organizations continue to prioritize hiring certified specialists because these physicians have demonstrated through the certification process that they are experts in their field. Having certified specialists on staff confers prestige on healthcare organizations, allowing them to legitimately market themselves as world-class medical facilities.

Benefits to Physicians

Aside from the immense personal satisfaction that certification brings, it also enhances a physician’s career. First, by helping to verify credentials, certification makes it easier for employers to identify physicians as qualified potential staffers. In light of this, it’s easy to see how certification also broadens career opportunities – a certified physician is a more marketable physician. And because certification is a professional achievement that signifies mastery of a specialty’s core competencies, it can also lead to positions of increased responsibility and higher earnings.

Certification with the American Board of Physician Specialties®

Recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a choice for physician board certification, the ABPS offers certification in a range of medical fields, from family medicine and orthopedic surgery to emergency medicine and integrative medicine. Our Diplomates practice their specialties in all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. To learn more about how ABPS certification benefits patients, employers, and physicians, 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