Why is Physician Choice in Board Certification Important?

Physician ChoiceIf you are a physician specialist who is considering pursuing board certification, it is important to remember that you have a choice of several different physician certifying organizations. In fact, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (AOABOS) and the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) all have sterling reputations and are recognized as the three primary multi-specialty physician certifying organizations in the country. Yet, while all three have similar, rigorous eligibility requirements and strong reputations, there are some factors that differentiate the organizations, which is why it is so important for you to do your research before choosing one over the other two.

At the ABPS, for instance, we have developed an excellent reputation within the medical community for our commitment to our network of Diplomates, which extends across all 50 states and into both Canada and Puerto Rico. Here are some advantages to board certification from one of our member boards:

  • Of the three primary multi-specialty physician certifying organizations, we are the smallest, which allows us to be more responsive to each individual Diplomate and offer increased opportunities to seek leadership opportunities and involvement in the process.
  • We work hard to provide our Diplomates a voice within the community and help share best practices, success stories, and learning moments among physicians to improve patient care as a whole.
  • ABPS is a strong advocate for its Diplomates and is extremely active working with legislators, healthcare organizations, hospital groups, and other decision makers to ensure that our community is well represented and heard.

Of course, it’s up to you to learn about the various member boards and identify the organization that is best aligned with your core values and priorities. To learn more about the ABPS and the opportunities that our organization can offer you, 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