Certify in Internal Medicine with the ABPS

Internal MedicineChronic disease is an enormous contributor to morbidity and mortality in the United States. Diseases such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and obesity are rising at an alarming rate. Poor eating habits, sedentary lifestyles, lack of exercise, and increased salt intake are just a few of the factors contributing to the widespread increase in the number of patients afflicted with these ailments. Smoking and alcohol addiction are also big contributors to chronic lung and liver problems and psychosocial issues. The incidence of many cancers is rising, too, and effective screening is of vital importance because by the time some patients are symptomatic, the cancer has reached an advanced stage and treatment options are limited.

The specialty of internal medicine can effectively combat chronic diseases. More than ever, internal medicine physicians are leading the fight against the rise of chronic disease and are devising effective preventive strategies. On the spectrum of medical sciences, internal medicine is one of the most dynamic specialties.

Because internal medicine is of such pivotal significance, it is important for physicians practicing the specialty to undertake a rigorous process of supervised training and certification. The scope of internal medicine is extremely broad, and the medical community urgently needs to find physicians who are capable of meeting the specialty’s demands. Board certification is the only way to ensure that physicians have the expertise necessary to perform at a consistently high level.

If you are an internal medicine physician seeking board certification, please consider the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). Our Member Board, the Board of Certification in Internal Medicine (BCIM), provides a certification program that is the ideal choice for qualified physicians across the country. The BCIM has stringent eligibility prerequisites as an assurance that only the most qualified practitioners can earn board certification. Furthermore, our written exam focuses on all the relevant areas of internal medicine, with questions constructed to test knowledge, clinical judgment, and approach. All of this means that internal medicine Diplomates of the ABPS have the credentials necessary to provide exceptional care to their patients. For more information about internal medicine certification through the BCIM, contact the ABPS 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.

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