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Why the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) is a Choice in Board Certification

If you’re interested in pursuing certification in a traditional field like family medicine or anesthesiology, we encourage you to apply to the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). As a nationally recognized multi-specialty certifying body committed to meeting the challenges of emerging public health issues, we also offer many unique certification options, such as integrative medicine and disaster medicine. Additionally, ...

2022 Certification for the American Board of Physician Specialties

Physicians who are interested in board certification or recertification with the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) should know that ABPS has released its 2022 examination schedule. To earn board certification with the ABPS, candidates must pass a psychometrically validated written exam that tests core concepts of a specialty and measures how candidates have mastered the subject matter. Exams will ...

Patient Care is the Priority of the American Board of Physician Specialties

Consulting a physician for a health problem can be anxiety-inducing for many people. It helps greatly, however, when patients trust that their physicians have the knowledge and expertise necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment. One way that physicians can foster trust is by becoming board certified. Physician board certification is a completely voluntary process, but because it’s so rigorous, requiring ...

An Update on the American Board of Physician Specialties for Physician Recruiters

Founded in 1952, the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) certified its first physician in 1960. Since then, we have certified countless professionals in traditional fields such as internal medicine and anesthesiology as well as in emerging specialties like integrative medicine and disaster medicine. As a multi-specialty board that offers both allopathic and osteopathic physicians certification or recertification in 20 ...

Dr. Otto Marquez, MD, FACEP, FAAEP, Discusses Working in Today’s ER

I’ve been an emergency medicine physician at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas going on 28 years in September. Emergency medicine fits my personality. I work hard, on a variety of shifts—weekends and holidays. This flexibility allows me a good life-work balance. When I am off, I am off—no beeper. COVID-19 has impacted my life significantly. No time in the past have ...

Integrative Medicine Candidates and Diplomates Should Check Out Frequently Asked Questions About ABOIM®

The American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM) was established to give physicians who practice this evidence-based specialty the means to present themselves as qualified specialists who provide the best patient care possible. Governed by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), the ABOIM welcomed its inaugural class of board-certified integrative medicine specialists in 2015 and has certified hundreds more since. ...

Chris Kunis, MD, on Internal Medicine & COVID 19

I spent the last 33 years practicing medicine by saving lives and helping to develop unbiased, objective, evidenced-based criteria so that U.S. healthcare can become the best in the world. Now, as an expert board certified in internal medicine, I oversee the work of my college’s quality care in critical appraisal and peer review. The world of internal medicine was ...

How ABAM Certification Distinguishes Physician Leaders, According to Dr. William J. Farrell, MD, MBA

The combination of a business and medical background is vitally important to delivering high-quality care to patients. The medical background allows us to provide medical treatment that we learned in school for adequate diagnoses and treatment options. The business background allows us to learn and hone skills that were not presented in medical school or even residency. Such examples would ...

Integrative Health and Medicine

In medical school, we are trained to practice the “pill for every ill” approach, and that’s how I was trained as a cardiologist—to make a diagnosis and then prescribe an appropriate pharmaceutical therapy or surgery. This approach makes perfect sense in acute care, such as when a patient is having a heart attack or stroke and you need to act ...

The American Board of Physician Specialties® Is a Choice for Board Certification

After dedicating a big part of their lives to medical training, to say nothing of the financial investment it requires, physicians should have the flexibility to choose the certification board that is most consistent with their values and best fosters their career development. Fortunately, there are several physician certification choices in the industry. Among the most prominent are those of ...

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