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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Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

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
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