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What Is the ABODM?

When a disaster strikes a community, it’s vital that physicians are trained and ready to provide efficient medical care to those affected and to be prepared to offer continuing care during recovery efforts. Unfortunately, this is a significant challenge because every disaster, whether natural or manmade, is unique. That’s why it’s often said disaster medicine really should be every physician’s ...

How the American Board of Physician Specialties Helps Further the Careers of Diplomates

The American Board of Physician Specialties® offers physician board certification that meets the public’s evolving healthcare needs and helps physicians achieve career success. Recognized in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook as a premier choice for physician certification, the ABPS advocates for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality, evidence-based patient care. To ...

Myles Spar, MD, Explains Why Eating Late at Night Could Be More Harmful Than You Know

As an integrative medicine specialist who has long touted the benefits of intermittent fasting, I propose that the phrase “Netflix and chill” be changed to “Netflix and snack.” After all, doesn’t it more accurately describe the way many of us spend our evenings? According to a 2013 study published in the journal Obesity, people say they are most hungry in ...

Lewis Marshall, MD Is Improving Quality Patient Care in New York With Data

Lewis Marshall, MD is a physician leader at a safety net hospital in the Bronx and a two-time past president of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS), the governing body of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). While working at a safety net hospital in Brooklyn, Dr. Marshall became a proponent of Health Information Exchanges (HIE). Dr. ...

Why Physician Board Certification?

Whether you’re a new medical student or a practicing physician, at some point in your career, you will likely consider becoming board certified in your area of expertise. It’s a smart decision. Increasingly, hospitals and other health care organizations are placing a priority on hiring or granting privileges to board-certified physicians. On that basis alone, one can understand the growing ...

There Is a Pathway for Primary Care Trained Physicians to Become Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine

Primary care trained physicians serve on the staff of emergency departments throughout the country. In fact, about 40 percent of the nation’s emergency department workforce are doctors with substantial experience in emergency medicine who have also completed a primary care residency. These physicians have established rewarding careers in emergency care and have continually demonstrated high proficiency in the emergency room, ...

Message to Medical Executive Committees: Physicians Deserve a Choice in Board Certification

When was the last time your medical staff bylaws were updated? Medical executive committee members need to know that the definition of physician board certification has evolved. It’s an unfortunate reality, but many medical organizations today unwittingly deprive their patients of expert medical care. To understand how this is possible, one must look to those organizations’ medical staff bylaws that ...

What Is the ABAM?

The American Board of Administrative Medicine (ABAM) is a nationally recognized certifying board that offers certification to physicians with proven expertise in nonclinical medicine. The ABAM is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), one of the nation’s most prominent multispecialty certifying bodies and the only board that offers certification in administrative medicine. As defined by ...

The Board of Certification in Anesthesiology (BCA) Is a Competitive Board Certification Choice for Anesthesiologists

If you’re a qualified and experienced anesthesiologist who wants certification from a board that’s recognized throughout North America, you’ll be pleased to know the Board of Certification in Anesthesiology (BCA) offers credentialed physicians like you certification in the specialty. The BCA is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), which is recognized in the U.S. Department ...

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 ...

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