Articles - Administrative Medicine

Administrative Medicine Certification: The Next Step for Healthcare Administrators

Becoming board certified through the American Board of Administrative Medicine℠, a member board of the American Board of Physician Specialties®, is an excellent opportunity for physician leaders with advanced business degrees to demonstrate their expertise in this rapidly growing field. Our member board is administered by and dedicated to physician leaders in healthcare administration, providing opportunities for our Diplomates to ...

Information About the ABAM Examination for Board Certification in Administrative Medicine

To become board certified in administrative medicine by the American Board of Administrative Medicine℠ (ABAM), candidates must successfully complete a computer-based written examination. This exam, which consists of 150 multiple-choice items and is administered over a three-hour session, is intended to thoroughly test each candidate’s understanding and knowledge of the core concepts of the specialty, as defined by practitioners, instructors, ...

Doctors are Getting Engaged in the Healthcare Revolution

As the healthcare industry continues to modernize and privatize, the importance of having physician leaders with extensive business expertise is more important than ever before. And, to address the need for leadership from within the medical community, many academic institutions across the nation have developed joint MD/MBA programs that provide both medical and business training simultaneously. These programs have skyrocketed ...

Should You Become Board Certified in Administrative Medicine?

If you are a physician who is in the business of healthcare management and administration, or you have administrative responsibilities in a clinical practice, you might be eligible to pursue board certification through the American Board of Administrative Medicine℠ (ABAM), a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties®. Healthcare reform has created a variety of new opportunities for physician ...

Physician Leaders: Make Board Certification in Administrative Medicine Part of Your Career Plan

The American Board of Administrative Medicine℠ (ABAM), a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties®, was founded to recognize physician leaders who have extensive experience in both healthcare and the business side of medicine. Increasingly, healthcare decisions are being made by business leaders rather than physicians, which puts medical specialists with a business background in a unique position to ...

Physician-led Management and Leadership Roles Are Critical as the Healthcare Industry Reinvents Itself

The leadership deficit in North American healthcare continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing the industry. Traditionally, the medical community has been highly independent and decentralized. Small, privately run practices have long been the standard, often to the detriment of the patients who often have to visit several specialists to manage their health. However, in recent years a ...

The Advantages of Physicians in Administrative Roles

As health care in the United States becomes increasingly complex, more physicians are being asked to take on leadership roles in executive positions at hospitals and other health care organizations. There is growing evidence that this is a good thing, starting with the fact that the top five hospitals ranked by U.S. News and & World Report in 2013 were ...

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