ABPS Mission, Values & Objectives

ABPS Mission & ValuesThe mission of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS®) is to offer the highest standards in physician board certification that meets the healthcare needs of the public while benefiting physicians and helping them achieve success in the evolving medical environment.

Our Objectives

We strive to:

  • Provide board certification for physicians in a variety of medical specialties
  • Establish and maintain professional standards for each medical specialty board of certification and verify that members meet and maintain these standards
  • Promote communication and provide a coordinated structure for conducting the affairs of the affiliated boards of certification
  • Provide a forum for addressing certification issues confronting physician specialists
  • Review and act upon applications for new specialty boards
  • Set standards for certification
  • Promote collegiality, fraternity, and service among Diplomates
  • Inform the public about specialty certification, the certification process, and the status of certified physicians

Contact us to learn more about ABPS , our code of ethics, and the specialty board certification exams we offer.

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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.

ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.


Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
I value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine
ABPS gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine