Physician Board Certification and Recertification Body of the AAPS

Physician Board CertificationThe American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) is the official physician board certification body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. The physicians and public members of the ABPS specialty boards develop and administer clinically based medical board certification exams for 17 specialties. Our Member Boards provide physician specialists the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skill of the core competencies necessary to practice their chosen specialties or sub-specialties.

The organization collectively is guided by a distinct set of objectives regarding board certification. These objectives include:

  • Providing physician board certification in a variety of medical specialties and sub-specialties
  • Establishing and maintaining professional standards for each medical specialty board of certification and verify that members meet and maintain these standards
  • Promoting communication and providing a coordinated structure for conducting the affairs of the affiliated boards of certification
  • Providing a forum for addressing certification issues confronting physician specialists
  • Reviewing and acting upon applications for new specialty boards
  • Setting rigorous standards for certification
  • Promoting collegiality, fraternity and service among Diplomates
  • Informing the public about specialty certification, the certification process, and the status of certified physicians

To learn more about the role the ABPS, and for information about becoming certified or recertified through one of our Member Boards, contact us 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