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About ABPS Board Certified Physicians

For a physician to be qualified to practice medicine, he or she must be licensed in the state in which they wish to work. Board certification is the natural next step for physician credentialing. Board certification is a tool that is used to legitimize the training and mastery of core concepts that a physician has in his or her specialty, ...

Physicians Wanting a Voice in Board Certification Choose ABPS

At the American Board of Physician Specialties®, we offer a choice to physicians who want their voices to be heard. We are the nation’s third largest physician certifying body, and we have Diplomates in all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and Canada, which means our network of physicians is robust, diverse, and highly qualified. When you earn board ...

ABPS Encourages Patients to Celebrate National Doctors' Day

The American Board of Physician Specialties® urges all Americans to come together and recognize the commitment, sacrifice, and hard work of our country’s physicians on National Doctors' Day. This national day of celebration each year falls on March 30th, and is meant to celebrate the essential role that physicians serve in all of our daily lives and thank them for ...

ABPS Online Databases Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms By accessing the Public Confirmation Database or Online Verification Database, you agree that you accept and comply with the terms, conditions and notices stated herein.  These terms constitute a binding contract between ABPS and you.  These terms of use may be changed or revised with or without specific notice to you and it is your responsibility to ...

The Role of the ABPS in the Physician Board Certification Process

Physician board certification is a way for practitioners, of particular medical specialties, to demonstrate their mastery of the core competencies required to provide patients the highest level of care. The prestige and relevance of board certification is enhanced by the authority of the certifying body responsible for administering the exams and for maintaining shareable records of who has achieved board ...

Usage Guidelines and Examples

Introduction The material and instructions contained in this Guide are intended to familiarize active Diplomates with the rules and regulations governing the use of Diplomate Certification Service Mark (the “Mark”) of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS). The rules are based on laws which dictate requirements for the use of federally registered service marks, and they are intended to ...

ABPS Diplomate  Mark & Usage Guidelines

The ABPS Diplomate Mark identifies active physicians who have obtained Diplomate certification from one of the ABPS certifying Boards and serves as a visual symbol of demonstrated achievement and a credential verifying the physician’s skills and experience. Usage of the Mark is restricted to this group of physicians. ABOIM Diplomates may also utilize the Mark that distinguishes them as an integrative ...

ABPS Governance

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About the American Board of Physician Specialties

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS). As the third largest nationally recognized physician multi-specialty certifying body in the United States, ABPS is known across all 50 states and Puerto Rico for offering a path toward board certification and recertification for qualified allopathic and osteopathic ...

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