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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Patient Care Is Our Priority

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 is a leading advocate for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality evidence-based patient care. ABPS certifies physicians through industry-leading rigorous examinations in various boards and offers continuous recertification making sure that these physicians are qualified to practice safe state of the art medicine.

Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
In this time of uncertainty, Disaster Medicine Certification has helped tremendously to demonstrate to hospital leadership my commitment to disaster preparedness and knowledge of planning, response, and mitigation. ABODM certification focuses on the knowledge and skills a physician needs to become a recognized leader in the four stages of disaster preparation and management: planning, coordination, execution, and debriefing.

Lewis W, Marshall, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM
Disaster Medicine | Emergency Medicine
ABPS board certification validates a physician's competence in their medical specialty. This is important to a patient seeking medical care. Physician recertification through ABPS assures that we maintain knowledge and expertise throughout our career. The ABPS is a collegial and committed organization of physicians and administrative staff. The organization has given me the opportunity to become involved in all facets of the board certification process and physician governance.

Lawrence Stein, MD, FAASOS
Orthopedic Surgery