Family Physicians Have a Choice in Family Medicine Board Certification

Family Medicine ABPSAt the Board of Certification in Family Medicine® (BCFM), we encourage all physicians to do their due diligence and explore all of the opportunities for board certification currently available to them. While board certification has become a trusted barometer of physician aptitude, each of the three primary multi-specialty certifying organizations in North America have their own unique advantages, which should be fully considered. With the BCFM, for example, we have a strong track record of working on behalf of our Diplomates to ensure that their voices are heard and that our physicians get every opportunity for professional success.

To be eligible for board certification through the BCFM, candidates must:

  • Hold a valid license to practice medicine in the United States, its territories, or Canada
  • Have completed an accredited residency in Family Medicine or have successfully completed an AOA-approved internship or an AOA-approved General Practice residency, and have two years of full-time experience with 300 hours of continuing medical education training
  • Submit a documented report of at least ten Family Medicine cases for which the physician had the lead role in the last 12 months
  • Meet other eligibility requirements outlined here

To learn more about the BCFM as well as the benefits to becoming board certified with ABPS, contact us today. The Board of Certification in Family Medicine® was developed by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) to provide an opportunity for physicians who specialize in Family Medicine to become certified in their area of expertise. The ABPS is the third-largest multi-specialty physician certifying organization in the United States, and our Diplomates currently practice medicine in all 50 states as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. As a result, when you choose to pursue board certification with one of our Member Boards, you can be confident that you will be part of a robust community of like-minded physicians who have demonstrated their aptitude and leadership in all areas of medicine.

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