Important ABPS Facts for Physician Board Certification Candidates
As a physician, you’ve dedicated many years of your life to become the medical professional you are today. Your rigorous medical school and postgraduate training, and the thorough approval process from your state’s licensing board—all of that is behind you. But, now, you’ve realized that to differentiate yourself in today’s competitive medical environment, your next logical step is to pursue board certification. But which certification body do you choose?
The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) believes you have the right to choose a board that aligns with your values, a board that can offer you the widest range of professional opportunities. As a nationally recognized choice for physician board certification, we believe that more choices foster increased competition, which results in innovation and advancement that results in improved patient care.
We think our Diplomates, as well the growing number of respected healthcare institutions that hire them, would certainly agree. As members of a trusted community of like-minded professionals, ABPS Diplomates are considered leaders in their fields wherever they practice, which is to say all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
As you narrow down your board certification options, here are a few salient facts about the ABPS to consider:
- We have 12 Member Boards that offer certification in a variety of specialties, from primary care fields such as family medicine and internal medicine to innovative specialties such as integrative medicine and family medicine obstetrics.
- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Handbook was revised to include the ABPS as a choice for board certification.
- Various state medical boards have retained strict language that accepts and recognizes the ABPS as a recognized certifying entity that meets the higher certification standards they require.
- ABPS certification exams, procedures, and protocols are clinically, psychometrically, and legally defensible, and have been found to be equivalent to those set by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
- Leading credentialing organizations such as Greely, HCPro, and the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) recognize the ABPS as a choice in physician certification.
If you would like more information about the ABPS, why not contact us today? We will gladly provide you with information about our Member Boards, our eligibility requirements, and our certification process.