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.

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