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.

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