Why is it Important for Hospital Staffing Professionals to be Informed About all Three Multi-Specialty Physician Certifying Boards?

Hospital Staffing ProfessionalsIncreasingly, hospital groups are employing physicians who have achieved board certification in their area of expertise. For years, board certification has been a trusted metric for identifying physicians who have demonstrated a mastery of their area of expertise, so it stands to reason that hospital leaders would want to hire board certified physicians. And, in order to ensure that physician staffing boards have a large pool of qualified candidates to consider for open positions in their healthcare facilities, it is important that Diplomates from all three of the nationally recognized multi-specialty physician certifying organizations are eligible to apply. These organizations include the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (AOABOS) and the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS).

While eligibility requirements may vary slightly from organization to organization, generally speaking, Diplomates from all three will have:

  • Met the eligibly requirements outlined by the member board, including the successful completion of medical school and an approved residency program
  • Successfully passed a standardized examination, which tests base knowledge and mastery of the core competencies of the specialty
  • Demonstrated a commitment to continuing medical education and meeting other expectations for maintaining Diplomate status

Board certification is the gold standard when it comes to identifying physicians who have clearly demonstrated their expertise in their field of study. If you are a hospital staffing professional and are seeking to identify the best pool of candidates for an open position in your facility, be sure that you recognize Diplomates from all three of the major national physician certifying organizations.

To learn more about the ABPS in particular, contact us today. We’ll be glad to explain the certification process for our Diplomates and answer any questions that you may have. Our Diplomates are certified in a variety of integral specialties that will undoubtedly benefit your hospital. For instance, we are the only organization to offer fully credentialed board certification in hospital medicine. You’re also welcome to visit our certification verification platform to verify physician certification. The ABPS is the official board 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.

Personal challenge and motivation compelled me to pass my ABPS board exam. Measurement and confirmation of my own knowledge base reinforced my self-confidence. The ABPS, with its history of inclusivity, has allowed me to have a voice in the organization, while permitting me to impact overall national patient safety and care through certification. Participation in exam development afforded me the opportunity to witness the rigorousness of the exam process and psychometrically sound product, while developing meaningful collegiality, professional life enrichment, and warding off burn out.

Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
Board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties has served to substantiate my interest and additional training in several fields of medicine including Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, and Administrative Medicine. As a result, I have been able to serve my community in clinical, disaster response, and administrative medicine roles. Through the ABPS, I have become recognized as a leader in my various fields of interest.

Spencer Price MD, MPH, MBA
Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Administrative Medicine
BCEM certification through ABPS has provided me with many opportunities. It has helped me demonstrate that I have special experience and expertise in Emergency Medicine beyond that obtained through my family medicine training. BCEM certification firmly established me as an emergency medicine specialist once I started working in emergency medicine full time. ABPS has also helped me network with other family physicians with a passion for improving rural and underserved emergency medicine practice.

Alex Beuning, MD, FAAEP
Emergency Medicine