Board Certification for Family Medicine Physicians
A trend among hospitals across the country is that CEOs, physician recruiters, and other healthcare leaders are increasingly hiring physicians who have earned board certification in medical specialty. This stands to reason as there are marketing advantages that come from advertising that your healthcare facility is staffed with board certified physicians. The problem for some family physicians, however, is that these men and women have often made their careers working in other areas of healthcare to fill a need in their community, and, as a result, may not have board certification in their specialty. This could leave to instances where a family physician with decades of experience working in an emergency department isn’t eligible for advancement because he or she isn’t board certified in emergency medicine. Fortunately, at the American Board of Physician Specialties®, we offer a solution for highly qualified and experienced family physicians by offering an opportunity to achieve board certification in a variety of medical specialties based, in part, on case experience and proven knowledge.
While the process of becoming board certified through one of our member boards is rigorous, it provides family physicians the opportunity to earn the board certification that they’re entitled to based on their expertise in their specialty. Qualified family physicians can pursue board certification from the ABPS in several disciplines, including:
- Disaster medicine
- Emergency medicine
- Family medicine
- Family medicine obstetrics
- Hospital medicine
- Integrative medicine
- Urgent care medicine
If you are a family physician who is interested in becoming board certified in your area of expertise, contact the ABPS today. We’ll be glad to explain the various eligibility requirements to be considered for certification through our member boards. By becoming board certified, you’ll be able to clearly demonstrate to your patients, peers, and employer that you have fully mastered your specialty, which could provide further job security and open doors to career advancement.