ABPS Hospitalist Board Certification

Hospitalist Board CertificationFew specialties have grown as rapidly in recent years as hospital medicine, and with that growth the interest in and need for hospitalist certification has increased. Since the mid 1990s, the number of practicing hospitalists has grown to more than 16,000 from less than 1,000. The American Board of Physician Specialists (ABPS) is convinced that this growth will only continue to accelerate in the coming years. That’s why we are committed to providing those who practice hospital medicine the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in the core competencies required to achieve hospitalist board certification.

The ABPS was the first physician certification body to recognize the emerging importance of hospitalist certification. We subsequently developed the nation’s first and only board of certification for hospital medicine, the American Board of Hospital Medicine (ABHM). This is not merely a subspecialty of internal medicine. Hospitalist board certification through the ABHM carries all the standing and prestige of a distinct and vital medical specialty.

The rigorous testing standards employed by the ABHM were developed with the direction of hospitalists from the United States, as well as Canada. Diplomates from ABPS, AOABOS, and ABMS boards  certified in internal medicine, emergency medicine, family practice are eligible to apply for hospitalist board certification through the ABHM.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements, or for more information about the ABPS, 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.

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
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