Osteopathic Physicians Have a Choice in Recertification

Osteopathic Physician RecertificationAt the American Board of Physician Specialties®, we remind board certified osteopathic physicians that they have a choice when the time comes to think about recertification. The American Board of Physician Specialties works hard at developing a close relationship with our Diplomates and giving the physicians in our network an opportunity for their voices to be heard. As the nation’s third largest multi-specialty physician certifying body, we are a well known and highly regarded organization with Diplomates in all 50 states as well as Canada and Puerto Rico.

One of the important things to keep in mind when you’re considering recertification is that current Diplomates of the American Osteopathic Association are eligible to recertify with the ABPS. This helps us accommodate the most qualified physicians in the country, many of whom are interested in partnering with a new certifying organization.

Some of the other benefits to pursuing board certification through the ABPS include:

  • We allow for and encourage participation in member board development and governance, helping to ensure we best serve our Diplomates and candidates for certification
  • We offer unlimited board certification verification, attestation, and public confirmation
  • We provide networking opportunities

The American Board of Physician Specialties is an organization that has developed a strong reputation for working hard to meet the unique needs of its Diplomates. If you are an osteopathic physician who is considering recertifying, it is important to understand that you have options, and at the ABPS, we urge you to explore the avenues available to you.

For more information about the many benefits to pursuing board certification – or recertification – through the American Board of Physician Specialties and our various eligibility requirements, contact us today.

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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.

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
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