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.

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
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