Hospitalist specialists are recognized through the American Board of Hospital Medicine

Hospitalists RecognitionHospitalists are physician specialists who focus primarily on hospital medicine. These professionals have dedicated their careers to improving healthcare in hospital environments and are invaluable in emergency rooms, ICUs, research facilities, and training hospitals throughout the nation. Hospital medicine is a rapidly growing specialty that will only become more prevalent in the years to come, which is why the American Board of Hospital Medicine (ABHM), a specialty board of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), was founded to provide qualified hospitalists an opportunity to earn board certification in their field of expertise.

The ABHM is unique in that it is the nation’s only comprehensive and dedicated board of certification for hospital medicine that is governed entirely by hospitalists. At the ABPS, we recognize how absolutely essential hospitalists are in North American healthcare, which is why we created an exclusive specialty board to oversee this rapidly growing field, rather than consider it a subspecialty under a different board of certification. We also are pleased to have hospitalists running our specialty board because only they have the keen understanding and firsthand expertise needed to determine the qualities that make a successful hospitalist.

Physician certification in hospital medicine is also becoming extremely important because hospitals, hospital groups, physician recruiters, and other healthcare organizations continue to amend their bylaws and hiring policies to further emphasize specialty board certification. The ABHM is able to help its Diplomates prove to their current or potential employers that they have mastered hospital medicine with board certification from one of the nation’s largest and most trusted multi-specialty certifying bodies.

If you are a physician who has extensive experience in hospital medicine and consider yourself a hospitalist, why not consider becoming board certified in your area of expertise? Contact the ABHM or the ABPS today to learn about our eligibility requirements as well as the many benefits to becoming a board certified hospitalist. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.

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On October 18, 2007, President George W. Bush released Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD-21), calling on our nation, among other initiatives, to “collectively support and facilitate the establishment of a discipline of disaster health”. It is a great testament to the wisdom and foresight of the American Board of Physician Specialties that it immediately set to work and created, within the short span of only one year, an educational blueprint and set of certification examinations, both written and oral, for a new subspecialty of disaster medicine—and it is why I chose to be part this vital initiative and this wonderful organization. This is but one of the many innovative programs initiated by the American Board of Physician Specialties over the years, and why I am proud to support its work on behalf of our nation’s public health.

Art Cooper, MD
Disaster Medicine
When the American Board of Physician Specialties offered to host the American Board of Integrative Medicine, ABPS became a landmark organization working to move medicine into the twenty first century. Certifying physicians who have completed rigorous academic training in Integrative Medicine ensures that the field of Integrative Medicine will continue to develop academically, clinically, and professionally. The leadership of ABPS continues to impress me - they are diligent in constantly innovating to provide certifications for physicians who want to advance their careers and their areas of expertise. I am honored to be a part of this organization.

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Integrative Medicine
There are many ways board certification advances a physician career. ABPS Board examination verifies your accuracy, precision, and reflects your mastery of your residency training verifying your expertise. ABPS Board certification demonstrates your level of expertise beyond your practice experience, primary education degrees, and training which are necessary for insurance reimbursement and practice privilege requirements. Attaining your ABPS Board Certification will clarify your purpose, secure your practice growth, and expand into leadership positions. Board certification can serve as an indication of a physician’s commitment to medicine, beyond the minimal standards and competency of training, their measurement to quality of care, and attaining an award for excellence.

Chris Kunis MD
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
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