Are You Ready to Become a Board Certified Physician?

Board Certified PhysicianIf you are about to complete your residency and have been considering the next step for your medical career, you might be ready to become a board certified physician in your chosen specialty. Or, if you are a long-time practitioner and have been wondering about career advancement, you might wish to consider seeking board certification in a new specialty. Either way, no matter if you are just starting out or have already built a long, rewarding career, the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) can help.

The value of physician board certification is all too obvious to most medical students early on in the educational journey. Even the earliest undergraduate student with an eye on a long, gratifying, and successful career ahead understands that becoming a board certified physician demonstrates to potential employers and patients that the physician has achieved a mastery of the core body of knowledge and skills necessary to provide the best possible care. Similarly, a physician who has spent decades working in a hospital emergency department might wish to seek board certification in Emergency Medicine or Hospital Medicine to set themselves apart from the field. Or, if he or she seeks a less-intense work setting at one of the many urgent care clinics that have sprung up nationwide, one option available only from the ABPS is Urgent Care certification.

Why become a board certified physician through the ABPS? Because, in addition to the benefits mentioned above, a physician might also want to be part of a diverse, eminent community of his or her peers whose priority is the advancement of patient care and safety. In addition, every ABPS Diplomate has access to many leadership opportunities within the organization, and every voice is heard and valued.

If you are ready to take the next step toward physician board certification in your chosen specialty, contact the ABPS 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 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
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