Periodic Recertification is Critical to Continued Professional Development

Periodic RecertificationOne of the most important components of ABPS board certification is that certification is inherently temporary. Periodic recertification is required for a Diplomate to maintain his or her certification. This was designed to incentivize continued professional development in the physician and a commitment to Continued Medical Education (CME) is an important component to recertification. It’s no secret that best practices in medicine are constantly changing as we learn more about healthcare, and CME helps to ensure that a physician remains up to date on the latest in his or her area of expertise. Unlike other national organizations, ABPS has no lifetime certificate holders.

At the American Board of Physician Specialties, we know how important the recertification process is and we are committed to providing our Diplomates with the resources they need to continue to advance in their careers. Part of being an ABPS Diplomate is membership in a community of like-minded, knowledgeable physicians who share research findings, successes, lessons learned, and information to make their colleagues better at what they do.

Another advantage to working with ABPS is that we offer an opportunity for physicians who have been board certified with the ABMS or AOA, and meet our eligibility requirements, to re-certify with our organization. We have Diplomates in all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico, and our board certified physicians are leaders in their specialties. We are also committed to giving our Diplomates a voice and have a strong background in working with policymakers, legislators, hospital management groups, and healthcare organizations to advance the issues that matter most to our physicians.

To learn about the recertification process through the ABPS, contact us today. We’ll gladly walk you through the eligibility requirements and explain the many benefits to board certification from one of our many member boards. The ABPS is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.

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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