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.

Personal challenge and motivation compelled me to pass my ABPS board exam. Measurement and confirmation of my own knowledge base reinforced my self-confidence. The ABPS, with its history of inclusivity, has allowed me to have a voice in the organization, while permitting me to impact overall national patient safety and care through certification. Participation in exam development afforded me the opportunity to witness the rigorousness of the exam process and psychometrically sound product, while developing meaningful collegiality, professional life enrichment, and warding off burn out.

Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
Board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties has served to substantiate my interest and additional training in several fields of medicine including Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, and Administrative Medicine. As a result, I have been able to serve my community in clinical, disaster response, and administrative medicine roles. Through the ABPS, I have become recognized as a leader in my various fields of interest.

Spencer Price MD, MPH, MBA
Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Administrative Medicine
BCEM certification through ABPS has provided me with many opportunities. It has helped me demonstrate that I have special experience and expertise in Emergency Medicine beyond that obtained through my family medicine training. BCEM certification firmly established me as an emergency medicine specialist once I started working in emergency medicine full time. ABPS has also helped me network with other family physicians with a passion for improving rural and underserved emergency medicine practice.

Alex Beuning, MD, FAAEP
Emergency Medicine