Looking to Recruit a Highly Qualified Practitioner of Internal Medicine?

Internal MedicineAt the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), an important part of our mission is to educate medical recruiters on the many advantages of bringing job vacancies specifically to the attention of our Diplomates. For example, qualified physicians looking to become board certified have a number of credentialing organizations from which to choose. For many, after carefully evaluating their options the ABPS stands out as the superior choice. A major draw of the ABPS is that we are an exceptionally physician-friendly organization that actively encourages all members to take part in all matters related to governance and certification. Many of the best doctors in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico choose the ABPS in lieu of other certifying bodies as we proactively seek their input and give them a platform from which they can help mold the futures of their respective specialties.

Recruiters in search of highly qualified job candidates who possess impressive credentials in the field of internal medicine can find them with help from the ABPS. For years, we have strived to match our board certified physicians with excellent job opportunities across North America – opportunities created by those who recognize the value of hiring board-certified physicians who have proven themselves among the best at what they do. Medical recruiters wishing to advertise a job opening to our members are encouraged to contact the ABPS and arrange to have the opening listed in our online Career Center completely free of charge. Current advertisements for employment opportunities in the field of emergency medicine, for example, can be found in this specialty-specific online database in which prospective candidates can search for vacancies either nationwide or state by state. Simultaneous to being listed without charge in the ABPS online Career Center, a job announcement will be distributed via e-mail to all ABPS Diplomates who have elected to receive such information as it pertains to one or more medical specialties of their interest.

Advertising a job opening to an internal medicine specialist who is an ABPS Diplomate increases your chances of recruiting a physician who has successfully completed one of the most rigorous medical certification programs in the world. Eligibility for certification through our Board of Certification in Internal Medicine (BCIM) alone is highly selective. For example, any physician who wishes to obtain board certification through the BCIM must be an active specialist in internal medicine, act in conformity with the ABPS Code of Ethics, possess an allopathic or osteopathic medical degree from an accredited residency, and hold a valid license to practice medicine in the United States (including U.S. territories) or Canada, among other requirements. The written examination comprises 200 multiple choice questions and is administered over a four-hour session. Topics covered may include infectious diseases, cardiology, pulmonary and critical care, endocrinology, dermatology, hematology, and nephrology, among others. Complete eligibility requirements can be found here.

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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