The Benefits of ABPS Board Certification

Board Certification BenefitsBoard 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, Inc.® (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 a variety of 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.

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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.

ABPS board certification validates a physician's competence in their medical specialty. This is important to a patient seeking medical care. Physician recertification through ABPS assures that we maintain knowledge and expertise throughout our career. The ABPS is a collegial and committed organization of physicians and administrative staff. The organization has given me the opportunity to become involved in all facets of the board certification process and physician governance.

Lawrence Stein, MD, FAASOS
Orthopedic Surgery
ABPS is a leading advocate for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality evidence-based patient care. ABPS certifies physicians through industry-leading rigorous examinations in various boards and offers continuous recertification making sure that these physicians are qualified to practice safe state of the art medicine.

Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
In this time of uncertainty, Disaster Medicine Certification has helped tremendously to demonstrate to hospital leadership my commitment to disaster preparedness and knowledge of planning, response, and mitigation. ABODM certification focuses on the knowledge and skills a physician needs to become a recognized leader in the four stages of disaster preparation and management: planning, coordination, execution, and debriefing.

Lewis W, Marshall, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM
Disaster Medicine | Emergency Medicine