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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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 value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine
ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.


Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
ABPS gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine