Ethics Medical Board Certification and Recertification from ABPS

Medical Board RecertificationMedical board recertification from the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) provides an opportunity for physicians to clearly demonstrate the knowledge of and experience in the core competencies required for a chosen specialty or subspecialty. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., overseeing the management and governance of 17 distinct medical specialty certifications.

The ABPS emphasizes the goal of improving patient care ahead of the business of medicine. Qualified physicians who seek medical board recertification through one of our Member Boards must undergo non-remedial medical ethics training. ABPS is the only certifying body in North America to require this type of ethics course. This requirement is in keeping with the ABPS Code of Ethics, which entails (in part):

  • Maintaining the highest standard of personal conduct
  • Promoting and encouraging the highest level of medical ethics in medicine
  • Maintaining loyalty to the goals and objectives of the ABPS
  • Recognizing and discharging the responsibility of physicians to uphold the laws and regulations relating to the practice of medicine
  • Striving for excellence in all aspects of a medical practice
  • Using only legal and ethical means in the provision of care to patients
  • Providing patient care impartially, with no special privilege imparted to any individual patient based on the patient’s race, color, creed, sex, national origin or handicap
  • Accepting no personal compensation from any party that would influence or require special consideration in the provision of care to any patient
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of privileged information
  • Cooperating in every reasonable and proper way with other physicians and work with them in the advancement of quality patient care
  • Using every opportunity to improve public understanding of the role of the specialist physician
  • Abiding by the highest ethical standards in activities designed to attract patients to a practice

For more information about the ethics training requirement, and to learn about qualifications for medical board recertification through the ABPS, contact us today. ABPS also recertifies Diplomates of the ABMS and AOA-BOS.

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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
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