Looking to Recruit a Highly Qualified Practitioner of Integrative Medicine?

Integrative MedicineFinding a highly-qualified integrative medicine specialist to recruit is simple – thanks to the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). The ABPS is a nationally recognized multispecialty certifying body that serves the certification and recertification needs of qualified allopathic and osteopathic physicians in 18 distinct medical specialties. Part of our mission is to provide a platform for physician recruiters from across North America to advertise job openings directly to ABPS Diplomates. Vacancies can be listed free of charge in the online APBS Career Center. For example, career opportunities in the field of integrative medicine are listed in this specialty-specific online database that job-seeking ABPS Diplomates and others use to remain abreast of the latest career opportunities. Openings provided to the ABPS by medical recruiters are also distributed digitally to ABPS Diplomates who elect to receive specialty-specific job opening notifications via e-mail. By acting as an intermediary in this manner, we aim to efficiently match some of the highest qualified doctors in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico with employers who recognize the prestige of being an ABPS Diplomate and the rigorous standards that underlie the board certification process.

The American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) is an ABPS Member Board. According Dr. Andrew Weil, integrative medicine guru and Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Arizona, the ABOIM offers a path to certification for qualified physicians seeking “to present themselves as experts in offering competent integrative care to patients.” Indeed, the formation of the ABOIM represented a significant milestone in the field of integrative medicine. By instituting strict eligibility requirements and by developing a challenging yet fair 200-question multiple choice written examination, the ABOIM has gone to great lengths to ensure that only the most qualified integrative medicine practitioners are able to achieve Diplomate status. An integrative medicine specialist seeking to become board certified through the ABOIM must have successfully completed a residency training program approved by the ACGME, the AOA, the RCPSC, or the CFPC. Candidates who were granted board certification on or before December 1, 2001 are eligible as well, provided the certification was granted by the ABPS, the ABMS, the AOA, the RCPSC, or the CFPC, and is current. To be eligible, all applicants must qualify under one of the following:

  • Completion of an ABOIM-approved fellowship in integrative medicine
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year naturopathic college
  • Graduation from a college accredited by the Accreditation Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
  • Graduation from a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE)

Complete eligibility requirements, along with exam information and application guidelines, can be found here.

A physician who is board certified through the ABOIM possesses a powerful credential demonstrating that he or she has fully mastered the core competencies of the specialty. Their understanding of and commitment to the efficacy of integrative medicine is made evident to professional colleagues, prospective patients – and yes – prospective employers. Contact the ABPS today to post a job listing, learn more about the ABOIM, and speak with a representative of our organization to learn what it means to be an ABPS Diplomate.

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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