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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 ...

Update on American Board of Physician Specialties for Medical Staff Professionals

Board certification has long been a trusted metric that medical staff professionals use to identify physicians who have the knowledge and expertise to provide high-quality medical care. As one of the premier physician-certifying entities in North America, the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) offers both allopathic and osteopathic physicians board certification and recertification in 20 different specialties. Founded in ...

A Message From Hilary McClafferty, MD, to All Physicians: We See You

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a cascade of chaos and suffering on a level previously unseen by this generation. This has impacted physicians in both visible and invisible ways. The visible impacts are obvious. Images of colleagues in full protective gear swabbing, intubating, and managing critical patients make it easy to appreciate how far from normal we truly are. The ...

A Day in the Life of an Emergency Medicine Fellow as Told by Dr. Chris Gilsdorf, DO

I am an emergency medicine fellow at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. I discovered the program while applying to residencies in family medicine. The family medicine program at UT Medical Center felt like an excellent fit when I interviewed there, and the EM fellowship program was the proverbial cherry on top. Over the next three years, I ...

COVID-19 Presents an Urgency for Hospital Groups and Other Healthcare Providers to Update Medical Staff Bylaws

Medical staff bylaws provide rules under which organizations govern their operational affairs. Sometimes, however, bylaws are written in such a way that they hinder rather than promote the assurance of quality standards. To avoid such situations, organizations often form review committees that periodically review bylaws to identify rules that are no longer relevant or helpful. Consider how the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Orthopedic Residents Have a Choice for Board Certification

Have you ever wondered if there is another legitimate orthopedic certifying board besides the ABOS? If so, you should know that since 1976, the Board of Certification in Orthopedic Surgery (BCOS) has been certifying orthopedic surgeons across America. In fact, some of the nation’s most highly qualified orthopedic surgeons are certified with the BCOS, a Member Board of the American ...

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