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What Physician Recruiters Should Know About ABPS

If you are a physician recruiter who is seeking to identify the most qualified candidates to join your organization, consider the specialists certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). As one of the three major nationally recognized multi-specialty certifying entities in the United States, we offer board certification for qualified allopathic  and osteopathic physicians. Since certifying our first ...

Why Is ABPS a Choice in Board Certification?

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) is a nationally recognized multi-specialty certifying body with Diplomates practicing their specialties in prestigious institutions across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Since our founding in 1952, we have certified countless highly skilled and talented physicians in several different specialties. And yet, many physicians seeking board certification are not familiar with the ...

What Healthcare Leaders Should Know About the ABPS

Healthcare leaders across the country understand that physician board certification denotes talent and dedication, which is why many institutions prioritize the hiring of board-certified doctors. Since our founding in 1952, the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) has never deviated from our commitment to offering the highest standards in board certification. What sets us apart from other certification bodies is ...

ABPS Is a Credible Choice

It’s understandable that name recognition plays a role when it comes time for a physician to choose a certification board. Although the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) has become one of the most trusted names in board certification, many physicians who are more familiar with bigger boards may be denying themselves a credible and widely respected option in the ...

ABPS Is a Credible Choice

It’s understandable that name recognition plays a role when it comes time for a physician to choose a certification board. Although the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) has become one of the most trusted names in board certification, many physicians who are more familiar with bigger boards may be denying themselves a credible and widely respected option in the ...

Physicians Have a Choice in Board Certification

As a patient, you have a choice when it comes to physicians treating your illness, and that’s a great benefit. After all, if you’re not comfortable with your doctor for whatever reason, you may have persistent doubts about the quality of care you’re receiving. At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we believe that dedicated physicians—the professionals who deliver ...

Are Your Hospital Bylaws Current?

As physician board certification continues to grow in importance, so will the competition among hospitals to hire the most talented and dedicated board-certified professionals. But when medical staff bylaws are outdated, they may recognize only certain physician certifying bodies, or only physicians who have earned certification on the first attempt. Unfortunately, these bylaws undermine the very intent of board certification, ...

ABPS Has Solutions for Rural Emergency Medicine Physician Shortages

There has been a decades-long shortage of qualified emergency medicine physicians in rural areas, a problem that’s only expected to worsen as a generation of rural doctors retires. For perspective, consider a 2021 study by the American College of Emergency Physicians. It found that 92% of emergency physicians practice in urban areas, while only 6% practice in large rural settings ...

How Hospitals Can Build Trust to Bolster Credibility Among Patients According to ABAM Diplomate Paul E. Gourley, DO, MBA, FACEP, CPE

Trust and credibility are the foundation of the health care provider-patient relationship. When patients trust their providers, they are more likely to listen to their advice and instructions. Additionally, as better listeners, they are more likely to comply with treatment plans. Furthermore, increased compliance can lead to better outcomes, resulting in a better overall experience for the patient. Providers who ...

Cooking Up Health for Yourself

My name is Melinda Ring, and I’m the director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University. In 2016, a partnership between the Osher Center and the nonprofit organization Common Threads led to the creation of Cooking Up Health, a culinary medicine course for health professionals. Culinary medicine blends the art of cooking with the science of medicine, ...

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