The ABPS is one of the leading certifying bodies in Family Medicine through its Board of Certification in Family Medicine

Family PracticeThe American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) is one of the nation’s largest multi-specialty physician certification organizations in North America, and we are pleased to provide qualified physicians with the opportunity to earn board certification in family practice. We have Diplomates in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada, and our board certified family medicine physicians are recognized for their mastery of this invaluable medical specialty.

Above all else, the ABPS wants to help physicians deliver the best possible treatment to their patients. We view board certification as an essential designation that indicates to the public that our Diplomates have demonstrated their mastery of family medicine and have the knowledge and experience needed to deliver unmatched care.

To be eligible for board certification in family medicine through the ABPS, each applicant must be a graduate of a recognized college of medicine, hold a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine, submit three letters of recommendation from board certified physicians, and provide a documented report of several family medicine cases in which he or she has had a lead management role. Furthermore, the applicant must have completed either an accredited residency in family practice or an AOA-approved internship and general practice residency.

Yet, while the requirements for board certification are stringent, the benefits are clear. Increasingly, healthcare organizations are prioritizing hiring board certified physicians, while patients consider board certifications when searching for a new physician, making board certification all the more vital. ABPS Diplomates also have access to numerous leadership opportunities and are given the tools needed to continue to advance in their field. In this way, board certification is consistently evolving to better serve the physician, his or her patients, and the employing organization.

If you are a physician who has extensive experience in family medicine and are interested in pursuing board certification in family medicine, contact the ABPS today. We’ll be happy to explain our eligibility requirements and walk you through the benefits of being board certified by one of the largest multi-specialty physician certifying bodies in North America. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.

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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.

I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine