Articles - Hospital Medicine

Online Verification of Physician Board Certification Helps Simplify and Facilitate the Process of Granting, Maintaining Hospital Privileges

The verification of physician board certification credentials no longer is a clerical roadblock to the granting of hospital privileges, or to maintaining those privileges. Information that once might have required weeks for an administrator to check now is available quickly and easily online, usually through dedicated portals found on the websites of the major multi-specialty board certification bodies. Neither the ...

Recent Modifications to the Eligibility Requirements for Hospital Medicine Board Certification

What follows is a brief overview of recent changes to the eligibility requirements for physicians who wish to apply for Hospital Medicine Board Certification through the American Board of Hospital Medicine® (ABHM). Keep in mind that, as always, the new eligibility requirements do not override the general eligibility requirements of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS). Here are the ...

ABPS Hospital Medicine Board Certification Eligibility Requirements

As with all specialties administered by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), there are many base-line eligibility requirements that all prospective applications must meet in order to attempt to achieve hospital medicine board certification. Among other things, to be eligible to sit for any of the board certification examinations offered by the ABPS, an applicant must: Possess a current, ...

ABPS Physician Board Certification and Mitigating Hospital Physician Shortages

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) believes physician board certification in Hospital Medicine is one way to combat a shortage of hospital physicians in the United States. Many studies and surveys conducted over the past few years have helped observers of the medical profession conclude that there is – and will continue to be – a shortage of physicians ...

Hospitalist Board Certification Under the Direction of the ABPS

The American Board of Physician Specialists (ABPS) believes that the demand for hospitalist board certification will continue to accelerate in the coming years. Since the mid 1990s, the number of practicing hospitalists has grown to more than 16,000 from less than 1,000. That rapid growth in interest in the specialty means that the need for hospitalist certification has also increased. ...

ABPS Hospitalist Board Certification

Few specialties have grown as rapidly in recent years as hospital medicine, and with that growth the interest in and need for hospitalist certification has increased. Since the mid 1990s, the number of practicing hospitalists has grown to more than 16,000 from less than 1,000. The American Board of Physician Specialists (ABPS) is convinced that this growth will only continue ...

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