Physician Benefits of Choosing the ABPS

Physician Benefits of Choosing the ABPSBoard certification gives physicians the opportunity to demonstrate that they have the skills and knowledge to deliver world-class medical care in their chosen specialty, and, nowadays, physicians have several certifying boards to choose from. It wasn’t always this way. The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) was founded in 1952. We take a non-discriminatory approach to board certification, and since certifying our first physician in 1960, we have certified numerous highly qualified physicians in a range of specialties, from traditional fields like family medicine and dermatology to emerging specialties like integrative medicine and disaster medicine. In fact, we are the only multi-specialty board that offers certification in these emerging fields.

Our application process is rigorous. Candidates for certification must meet several eligibility requirements and pass a comprehensive specialty exam. Once certified, physicians must complete several hours of continuing medical education annually. It’s no wonder that only the most talented and committed physicians achieve certification through the ABPS. That they are also widely viewed as leaders in their fields is also not surprising. And as for other career benefits, consider that certification with an ABPS Member Board:

  • Makes physicians more marketable to potential employers
  • Enables physicians to gain opportunities for career advancement, which can lead to increased earning potential
  • Fosters recognition and respect from medical colleagues
  • Gives doctors a meaningful voice as a valued member of the healthcare community

Of course, ABPS certification also benefits patients enormously. It promotes ongoing physician education that helps to advance medical specialties and provides physicians opportunities to advocate for better patient care. In short, an ABPS-certified physician is a member of a distinguished community whose top priority is the advancement of patient care and safety.

If you are a physician who is interested in pursuing board certification, one of the highest honors a physician can receive, we encourage you to consider the ABPS. For information about our eligibility requirements and our Member Boards, contact us today. The ABPS is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc™.

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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