Medical Board Certification and Physician Recertification from ABPS

Board Certification PhysicianPhysician board certification and recertification through the American Board of Physician Specialties provides proof that a physician has mastered the core competencies required to practice a particular specialty or sub-specialty. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. which has been providing the highest level of physician certification for more than 50 years.

ABPS Diplomates practice in every state as well as in Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and Canada. What is involved for a physician to achieve board certification through the ABPS? The requirements are stringent, but fair. Our clinically-based written, oral and patient simulation exams are developed using only the most rigorous standards for measuring the knowledge base and skill set required to provide the absolute best patient care available.

As a board certified ABPS physician, you become a member of a distinguished community of physicians who prioritize the advancement of patient care and safety, rather than the business of medicine. Clinical experiences and best practices are shared among community members, enabling you to learn from the setbacks and the success of physicians. Every ABPS Diplomate has access to abundant leadership opportunities, and is a valued community member whose voice is heard and respected.

To learn more about the benefits of board certification with the ABPS, and for information about application requirements, contact us today.

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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.

When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine