The Value of Physician Board Certification to Patients, Physicians and the Healthcare System
Physician board certification from the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) means different things to the different groups of people who are potentially affected by it. For physicians, it represents an important level of achievement. For patients, it means knowing that you are receiving the best possible medical care. For the healthcare system, it is a confirmation that a particular pool of physicians has demonstrated the knowledge and skill set required to provide the best care available.
Here is a further look at the value of physician board certification for each of the affected groups:
- Patients − When you choose a physician specialist, you naturally want to be sure that the person you select has the experience, knowledge base and skill to treat you as well as possible. A physician who has been board certified in the specialty you require has taken the necessary steps to demonstrate that he or she has mastered the core competencies to provide the finest medical care possible.
- Physicians − In addition to being able to demonstrate your proficiency in your chosen profession, physician board certification is an important addition to your list of career accomplishments. Not only that, but many hiring agents require board certification to be eligible to apply for particular jobs. Board certification can position you to advance into jobs that carry greater responsibilities, as well.
- The healthcare system − No matter what changes occur in the healthcare system in the coming years, it will always be important that physicians are held to the highest standards of medical care, and that they demonstrate their commitment to those standards. Board certification helps establish consistent standards for evaluation of physicians.
To learn more about the value of ABPS physician board certification, contact us today. The ABPS is the official multi-specialty board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists®, Inc.