Celebrate National Doctors Day 2017

National Doctors Day 2017The American Board of Physician Specialties® joins the American public in recognizing and celebrating physicians this March 30th for National Doctors Day. This day of celebration is meant to serve as a small reminder to men, women and children everywhere of the integral role that physicians serve in each and every one of our lives.

On March 30th, 1842, modern medicine changed forever with the first documented use of general anesthesia in surgery, and starting in 1991, President George H.W. Bush officially recognized this anniversary by declaring National Doctors day as a national day of celebration. Since then, we have used this anniversary as an official opportunity to pause and say thank you to the physicians who help to treat your injuries and illnesses, deliver our babies, and help us be as healthy as we possibly can be.

At the ABPS, we strongly encourage the American public to take a minute out of their day on March 30th, 2017, to let their family physicians and other specialists know that their hard work, selfless dedication, and personal commitment to our American healthcare system is not only recognized but appreciated in the strongest terms.

As the third leading multi-disciplinary physician certifying organization in North America, we are proud to have a community of physician Diplomates who are working diligently to help evolve and improve the healthcare system as a whole. To learn more about the qualifications of our Diplomates, the eligibility requirements of our Member Boards and the advantages to becoming board certified through one of our Member Boards, contact us today. The ABPS is the official certifying organization of the American Association of Physician Specialists®.

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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.

Personal challenge and motivation compelled me to pass my ABPS board exam. Measurement and confirmation of my own knowledge base reinforced my self-confidence. The ABPS, with its history of inclusivity, has allowed me to have a voice in the organization, while permitting me to impact overall national patient safety and care through certification. Participation in exam development afforded me the opportunity to witness the rigorousness of the exam process and psychometrically sound product, while developing meaningful collegiality, professional life enrichment, and warding off burn out.

Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
Board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties has served to substantiate my interest and additional training in several fields of medicine including Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, and Administrative Medicine. As a result, I have been able to serve my community in clinical, disaster response, and administrative medicine roles. Through the ABPS, I have become recognized as a leader in my various fields of interest.

Spencer Price MD, MPH, MBA
Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Administrative Medicine
BCEM certification through ABPS has provided me with many opportunities. It has helped me demonstrate that I have special experience and expertise in Emergency Medicine beyond that obtained through my family medicine training. BCEM certification firmly established me as an emergency medicine specialist once I started working in emergency medicine full time. ABPS has also helped me network with other family physicians with a passion for improving rural and underserved emergency medicine practice.

Alex Beuning, MD, FAAEP
Emergency Medicine