Hospitals Considering Options to Attract Additional Qualified Physicians Need to Consider Those Certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS)
For physicians, board certification is a mark of distinction. It signifies that they have acquired education beyond the requirements of their chosen specialty, and have proven through rigorous testing that they are among the most skilled medical specialists practicing today. Hospitals across the country clearly understand that earning board certification requires talent and dedication, which is why so many institutions have prioritized the hiring of board-certified physicians.
As certification continues to grow in importance, so will the competition among hospitals to hire the best and brightest medical professionals. But, with bylaws that recognize only certain physician certifying bodies, too many institutions undermine their own efforts to attract qualified physicians, ultimately, depriving patients of opportunities to receive exceptional medical care.
At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we encourage hospitals to consider physicians certified by one of our nationally recognized boards. Our eligibility requirements and testing standards are every bit as stringent as those of the nation’s other prominent multi-specialty certifying bodies. In fact, the ABPS’ requirement for recertification after eight years—as opposed to the typical 10 years—ensures that ABPS-certified physicians stay updated on medical advancements for an extensive period.
Since certifying our first physician in 1960, we have certified numerous highly skilled specialists in traditional medical fields such as dermatology, family medicine, and internal medicine, as well as in several emerging specialties. Notably, we are the only multispecialty board that offers certification in family medicine obstetrics, disaster medicine, and integrative medicine. Altogether, the ABPS has 12 specialty boards and Diplomates in 20 specialties.
With Diplomates across all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico, the ABPS is committed to physician certification that creates standards for identifying world-class specialists who deliver safe and compassionate medical care. For more information, about the ABPS, our Member Boards, and our Diplomates, contact us.