Physician Board Certification: The Next Step for Fellows of Approved Integrative Medicine Programs

Physician Board Certification: The Next Step for Fellows of Approved Integrative Medicine ProgramsIf you are a physician who has completed an ABOIM-approved fellowship in integrative medicine, the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) invites you to apply for board certification in the specialty. We are the only multi-specialty certifying board in the United States to offer integrative medicine certification.

Board certification through our Member Board, the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM), allows you to present yourself to the public as a qualified integrative medicine specialist.

Increasingly, hospitals and healthcare organizations are focused on hiring board-certified integrative medicine physicians, and for good reasons. Backed by years of training, board-certified physicians have demonstrated through performance and testing that they possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide compassionate integrative medical care. Given that board certification helps to allay any doubts patients may have about the quality of care they receive, it’s easy to understand how certified physicians can enhance an organization’s reputation.

To acquire certification through the ABOIM, physicians must meet eligibility requirements and successfully complete a rigorous computer-based exam. Once certified, they will have positioned themselves as thoughtful leaders in integrative medicine. As Diplomates of the ABPS, a nationally recognized choice for board certification, they will also:

  • Join a distinguished community of physicians whose priority is the advancement of patient care and integrative medicine
  • Enjoy more opportunities for career advancement and increased mobility on the job market
  • Demonstrate your commitment to Integrative Medicine and provide potential patients, colleagues and others evidence of your mastery of the core competencies

If you are a graduate fellow of an approved training program by the American Board of Integrative Medicine, we encourage you to apply for certification with the ABOIM. For a complete list of ABOIM approved fellowships, and for detailed information about the ABOIM’s eligibility requirements, contact the ABPS 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.

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