What ABPS Medical Certification Tells Patients About You

Medical CertificationMedical certification from the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) is a critical step toward employment for physicians, but it also sends an important message to patients. At the most basic level, it is proof that you have demonstrated to an eminent medical certification board that you have mastered the subject matter required for your chosen specialty with supreme competence. Also, ABPS certification indicates you are part of an elite group of distinguished physicians who have met the rigorous standards for medical knowledge and ethics set forth by the ABPS, one of the top certifying bodies in the nation.

ABPS medical certification also tells your patients that you are more concerned about them than you are about the business side of medicine, because the guiding principle behind every medical certification board associated with the ABPS, is placing the care and safety of patients ahead of commercial concerns.

Although de-emphasizing the business side might sound like an unrealistically altruistic basis for medical certification, it is important to remember that building the faith and confidence of patients is absolutely vital for healthcare professionals, regardless of specialty. Affiliation with a medical certification board backed by the history and rigorous standards of the ABPS provides a foundation of trust that could, in the end, be the deciding factor as a patient chooses where to seek medical care.

In addition to being a tangible reinforcement of a physician’s credentials, medical certification from the ABPS also is an acknowledgement that a physician has met our organization’s standards for compassion in every aspect of the physician’s practice. Instilling compassion raises the level of care continuously. It is one of the fundamental values of the ABPS and your patients will notice the difference.

Contact the ABPS to learn more. The ABPS is the certifying body for the American Association of Physician Specialists providing board certification for 17 medical specialties.

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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.

I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine