Hospital & Healthcare Organization Credentialers Increasingly Look for ABPS Board Certification

Credentialers ABPS At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we work tirelessly to ensure that our Diplomates get all of the professional opportunities that they deserve. A central component to this relationship is that, in recent years, we have made tremendous progress building lasting relationships with hospitals and other healthcare organization credentialers throughout United States. Today, the ABPS is the third-largest multi-specialty physician certifying organization in the country, and our Diplomates actively practice medicine in all 50 states as well as Canada and Puerto Rico.

To become Board Certified through one of our various Member Boards, aspiring Diplomates must meet a variety of standardized eligibility requirements. While this process can be rigorous, it provides assurance to healthcare organizations that our Diplomates have successfully passed psychometrically, peer-validated examinations, have extensive experience in their area of expertise, and possess a high level of training in their specialty. In short, our Diplomates are leaders in their communities.

One example of the ways that we publicize the qualifications of our Diplomates is by attending major industry conferences across the nation, including the National Association of Medical Staff Services conference. By meeting credentialers and other medical staff face to face, we are able to explain the numerous advantages to employing ABPS Diplomates, helping our physicians pursue new career opportunities and grow in their specialty.

As more healthcare organizations are beginning to require that their physicians be Board Certified, it is extremely important that ABPS Diplomates are viewed on similar criteria as physicians from competing certifying organizations. At the ABPS, we take this seriously and are committed to providing credentialers with the information that they need to make a sound decision when it comes time to recruit physician talent.

To learn more about the ABPS, and verify the credentials of one of our Diplomates, contact us today. The ABPS is the official certifying organization of the American Association of Physician Specialists®.

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On October 18, 2007, President George W. Bush released Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD-21), calling on our nation, among other initiatives, to “collectively support and facilitate the establishment of a discipline of disaster health”. It is a great testament to the wisdom and foresight of the American Board of Physician Specialties that it immediately set to work and created, within the short span of only one year, an educational blueprint and set of certification examinations, both written and oral, for a new subspecialty of disaster medicine—and it is why I chose to be part this vital initiative and this wonderful organization. This is but one of the many innovative programs initiated by the American Board of Physician Specialties over the years, and why I am proud to support its work on behalf of our nation’s public health.

Art Cooper, MD
Disaster Medicine
When the American Board of Physician Specialties offered to host the American Board of Integrative Medicine, ABPS became a landmark organization working to move medicine into the twenty first century. Certifying physicians who have completed rigorous academic training in Integrative Medicine ensures that the field of Integrative Medicine will continue to develop academically, clinically, and professionally. The leadership of ABPS continues to impress me - they are diligent in constantly innovating to provide certifications for physicians who want to advance their careers and their areas of expertise. I am honored to be a part of this organization.

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Integrative Medicine
There are many ways board certification advances a physician career. ABPS Board examination verifies your accuracy, precision, and reflects your mastery of your residency training verifying your expertise. ABPS Board certification demonstrates your level of expertise beyond your practice experience, primary education degrees, and training which are necessary for insurance reimbursement and practice privilege requirements. Attaining your ABPS Board Certification will clarify your purpose, secure your practice growth, and expand into leadership positions. Board certification can serve as an indication of a physician’s commitment to medicine, beyond the minimal standards and competency of training, their measurement to quality of care, and attaining an award for excellence.

Chris Kunis MD
Internal Medicine
When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine