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.

ABPS is a leading advocate for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality evidence-based patient care. ABPS certifies physicians through industry-leading rigorous examinations in various boards and offers continuous recertification making sure that these physicians are qualified to practice safe state of the art medicine.

Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
In this time of uncertainty, Disaster Medicine Certification has helped tremendously to demonstrate to hospital leadership my commitment to disaster preparedness and knowledge of planning, response, and mitigation. ABODM certification focuses on the knowledge and skills a physician needs to become a recognized leader in the four stages of disaster preparation and management: planning, coordination, execution, and debriefing.

Lewis W, Marshall, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM
Disaster Medicine | Emergency Medicine
ABPS board certification validates a physician's competence in their medical specialty. This is important to a patient seeking medical care. Physician recertification through ABPS assures that we maintain knowledge and expertise throughout our career. The ABPS is a collegial and committed organization of physicians and administrative staff. The organization has given me the opportunity to become involved in all facets of the board certification process and physician governance.

Lawrence Stein, MD, FAASOS
Orthopedic Surgery