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.

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