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.

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