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American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) Announces Launch of New Website

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) is pleased to announce the recent launch of its new, user-friendly and fully responsive website (www.abpsus.org) for stakeholders in the physician board certification marketplace. “As a leader in physician board certification, we felt it important to ensure seamless access to pertinent information for our physicians, hospitals, and healthcare management professionals,” stated Jeff Morris ...

The Clinical Observations of ABPS Diplomate Frank Nocilla, MD, During DMAT Deployments for COVID-19

DMAT Teams (Disaster Medical Assistance Teams) have been called to respond to smaller hospitals along the U.S.-Mexico border that have been overwhelmed by the volume of patients infected by the COVID-19 virus and the degree of illness progression. The COVID-19 virus has led to a large influx of Mexican-American and Mexican nationals in search of medical care for the infection. ...

Emergency Physician Shortages Worsening in Rural America

The number of emergency medicine physicians in the United States has increased in the past few years. But for rural areas, the reality is quite the opposite. Rural communities have experienced ER staffing shortages for several years now, and the problem is expected to worsen as a generation of rural doctors retires. According to a recent study published in the ...

BCIM Is a Competitive Board Certification Choice for Internists

If you are an internal medicine physician researching board certification options, you should know that the Board of Certification in Internal Medicine (BCIM) offers qualified and experienced internists certification in the specialty. The BCIM is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), which is recognized in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook and by ...

September is Disaster Preparedness Month

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and the American Academy of Disaster Medicine® (AADM®) recommends that all households maintain an up-to-date emergency plan. The plan should address preparations for the natural disasters that are most likely to occur in your geographic regions—for example, hurricanes in Florida, earthquakes and wildfires in California. But your plan also should account for potential man-made ...

A Recognized Choice in Physician Board Certification

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) was founded in 1952 to recognize licensed and qualified physicians who have mastered their respective fields of medicine. As a multi-specialty physician certifying body that includes 12 Member Boards with Diplomates in 20 specialties, the ABPS has itself been recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a leading choice for physician board ...

Recruiters Need to Know—the ABPS Offers a Choice in Physician Board Certification

To become a practicing physician, a trained doctor must earn a medical license by passing a tough, standardized exam. In every state, licensure is required for medical practice, but physician board certification is not. An arduous process with stringent eligibility requirements, certification is an extra step that physicians take voluntarily, and to become certified, they must once again sit for ...

How to Keep Fit While at Home by ABPS Diplomate Manny Konstantakos, MD

The coronavirus pandemic has forced fitness enthusiasts and those with gym memberships to exercise and work out at home. Although the beneficial camaraderie and the extra enthusiasm that a gym can foster are temporarily unavailable, keeping fit at home is relatively straightforward and can prove to be beneficial in many ways. But while improvisation can be a good thing (and ...

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) Offers an Option for Physician Recertification in Diagnostic Radiology

The Board of Certification in Radiology (BCR) gives qualified physicians the opportunity to validate their hard-earned knowledge and expertise in diagnostic radiology through physician board certification. The BCR is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), which has long maintained a non-discriminatory approach to board certification. The ABPS, therefore, invites Diplomates of the American Board of ...

ABPS Diplomate Michelle Thompson, DO, On Staying Healthy at Home

Michelle Thompson, DO, a Diplomate of the American Board of Physician Specialties®, is Chair of Medicine at UPMC Horizon in Pennsylvania and an integrative and lifestyle family medicine physician at Hermitage Community Medicine-UPMC. Here, she offers advice on how to stay healthy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. ABPS: What are your concerns about the health of people who must ...

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