ABPS Family Medicine  Board

Family Medicine BoardFamily medicine board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS)   demonstrates a physician’s mastery of the wide range of skill  knowledge that the practice of family practice requires.

The rigorous exam development process is a collaborative effort by the ABPS, with input from physician Diplomates, psychometric consultants, and other experts in the field of family medicine. Physician Diplomates design the written exam to thoroughly test applicants on their knowledge of more than 30 categories related to the practice of family medicine, with a particular emphasis on:

  • Allergies/immunology
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Infectious diseases
  • Orthopedics
  • Head and neck disorders
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Signs and symptoms of diseases

Osteopathic and allopathic physicians from the United States and Canada are eligible to apply for family practice board certification. Certification through the ABPS demonstrates that successful candidates are qualified medical specialists in family practice. It also confirms a physician’s commitment to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements for the ABPS family medicine board, contact us today.

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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