The American Board of Physician Specialties® Offers a Recognized Certification Option for Physicians Who Are No Longer Board Eligible

Group of unknown doctors use computer tablets Across the United States, many talented physicians are at risk of losing the chance to become certified because they have not yet passed their board certification exams. If these physicians fail to earn certification by the end of their eligibility period, they are no longer considered board-eligible and must complete a year of residency retraining or a fellowship program in order to re-establish eligibility. At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we want physicians who are no longer board-eligible to know that there is another option.

Facts About the ABPS

The ABPS offers qualified physicians board certification in numerous specialties. The ABPS is nationally recognized as a prestigious choice for multi-specialty certification, with Diplomates practicing in all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. Furthermore:

  • ABPS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a leading choice for physician board certification.
  • Federal and state organizations that recognize ABPS certifications include the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Veterans’ Health Administration, and the United States Armed Forces under the GI Bill.
  • Various state medical boards, including Florida’s, have written or retained strict language that accepts and recognizes ABPS as a recognized certifying board that meets the higher standards of certification they require.
  • Top healthcare and credentialing organizations such as Greely, HCPro, and the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) recognize ABPS as a choice in physician certification.

While the eligibility requirements and testing standards at ABPS are as stringent as any board certifying body in the world, we are unique among them. Founded in 1952, the ABPS certifies both allopathic and osteopathic physicians. This spirit of inclusion filled a void at a time when certifying organizations discriminated on the basis of training. We promote collegiality, fraternity, and service among our Diplomates and proudly maintain a non-discriminatory approach.

Why Seek ABPS Physician Certification?

When you earn ABPS certification, you become part of a diverse group of like-minded professionals who are respected throughout the healthcare industry and:

  • Share knowledge and clinical experiences
  • Take advantage of abundant leadership opportunities within the community
  • Have a meaningful voice as a valued participant in the community
  • Enjoy ample networking opportunities.

To learn more about the benefits of certification with ABPS, or for information about our eligibility requirements and certification exams, 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.

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