Physicians Seeking Certification or Recertification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Radiology and Dermatology have a CHOICE

Board Certification ChoiceAt the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we strongly encourage physicians who are seeking certification or recertification in their specialty area to explore all of their options and find a certifying organization that is aligned with their needs and expectations.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, “To become board certified, candidates must complete a residency program and pass a specialty certification exam from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS).” Physicians owe it to themselves to research each organization thoroughly before making a selection.

All three organizations are highly reputable, have provided board certification and recertification for many decades, and have impeccable reputations in the medical community. Furthermore, the board certification process for each organization is rigorous, thoroughly vetted, and fair, ensuring that physicians who present themselves as board certified are among the most highly qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable specialists in their area of expertise.

With that said, each organization has its own unique advantages. At the ABPS, for example, we are committed to giving our Diplomates a voice. Our organization works tirelessly to ensure that every physician who has become board certified through our organization has every opportunity for professional success. We have made tremendous progress working with credentialers, legislators, and other decision makers to ensure that ABPS Diplomates are eligible for employment, advancement, and growth in their specialty.

We understand that it takes a tremendous commitment to become board certified and we are dedicated to ensuring that our community of Diplomates are in position to work together to share best practices, improve overall patient care, and help the healthcare industry continue to evolve in the 21st century.

Whether you specialize in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Radiology, Dermatology, or some other discipline altogether, you owe it to yourself to learn more about the ABPS, explore our eligibility requirements, and learn about the benefits to joining our community. Contact us today for additional information. The ABPS is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®

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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