Why List Your Family Medicine Career Opportunity in the ABPS Career Center?

Career Center Family MedicineIf you are a physician recruiter with an opportunity that you would like to advertise to some of the most highly qualified practitioners of family medicine in North America, then be sure to list the opening in the ABPS Career Center. At the ABPS, we developed the Career Center primarily with two goals in mind. First, we wanted to give physician recruiters far and wide direct access to job-seeking ABPS Diplomates across a range of medical specialties. Family medicine openings are listed in the online Career Center database free of charge and are also distributed via e-mail to ABPS Diplomates through the ABPS Career Bulletin – a popular resource for ABPS board-certified doctors and other medical specialists who are considering a career change. Second, ABPS Diplomates have proven themselves capable of providing exceptional patient care. An important part of our organization’s mission is to facilitate the process whereby Diplomates become notified of exciting career opportunities calling for physician specialists with some of the profession’s highest qualifications.

The Board of Certification in Family Medicine℠ (BCFM℠) is an ABPS Member Board. To be eligible for certification through the BCFM, an applicant must:

  • Possess a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States, a U.S. territory, or Canada
  • Have completed a family medicine residency accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
  • Submit a report containing a minimum of 10 family medicine cases in which the applicant had the lead management role

All BCFM applicants must also successfully complete a computer-based exam that is administered during a three-week testing window in October of every year. Applicants may take the exam at any one of several testing centers in the United States and Canada. Being highly rigorous, the BCFM application process ensures that only the most highly qualified family medicine practitioners can join this Member Board and become ABPS Diplomates.

The BCFM is committed to the idea that family medicine doctors deserve to have a choice when it comes to certification and re-certification. To that end, the BCFM is a highly physician-friendly organization that actively encourages its members to take part in all matters related to governance and certification. Family medicine practitioners from across North America choose to become board certified through the BCFM because it values their voices and empowers them to help move the specialty in a forward direction.

For additional information about the BCFM and the advantages of advertising one or more job opportunities on the ABPS Career Center, contact the ABPS today. The ABPS is the official board-certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS). We offer a path to certification for qualified allopathic (M.D.) and osteopathic (D.O.) physicians from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

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On October 18, 2007, President George W. Bush released Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD-21), calling on our nation, among other initiatives, to “collectively support and facilitate the establishment of a discipline of disaster health”. It is a great testament to the wisdom and foresight of the American Board of Physician Specialties that it immediately set to work and created, within the short span of only one year, an educational blueprint and set of certification examinations, both written and oral, for a new subspecialty of disaster medicine—and it is why I chose to be part this vital initiative and this wonderful organization. This is but one of the many innovative programs initiated by the American Board of Physician Specialties over the years, and why I am proud to support its work on behalf of our nation’s public health.

Art Cooper, MD
Disaster Medicine
When the American Board of Physician Specialties offered to host the American Board of Integrative Medicine, ABPS became a landmark organization working to move medicine into the twenty first century. Certifying physicians who have completed rigorous academic training in Integrative Medicine ensures that the field of Integrative Medicine will continue to develop academically, clinically, and professionally. The leadership of ABPS continues to impress me - they are diligent in constantly innovating to provide certifications for physicians who want to advance their careers and their areas of expertise. I am honored to be a part of this organization.

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Integrative Medicine
There are many ways board certification advances a physician career. ABPS Board examination verifies your accuracy, precision, and reflects your mastery of your residency training verifying your expertise. ABPS Board certification demonstrates your level of expertise beyond your practice experience, primary education degrees, and training which are necessary for insurance reimbursement and practice privilege requirements. Attaining your ABPS Board Certification will clarify your purpose, secure your practice growth, and expand into leadership positions. Board certification can serve as an indication of a physician’s commitment to medicine, beyond the minimal standards and competency of training, their measurement to quality of care, and attaining an award for excellence.

Chris Kunis MD
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
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