Physicians Deserve a Choice in Board Certification and Recertification

Physician ChoiceAt the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we believe that physicians deserve a choice when it comes to certification and recertification. As the third-largest nationally recognized multi-specialty physician certifying body, we have Diplomates in all 50 states, as well as Canada, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, who turned to us because they wanted to be recognized by an organization that values their opinion and lets their voices be heard.

While the ABPS may be the youngest of the three primary physician certifying organizations in North America, our eligibility requirements are equally as stringent and our Diplomates are just as highly qualified. We certify physicians who have extensive firsthand experience in their field of medicine, have mastered their specialty, and are eager to be recognized for their expertise by a well respected and established certifying body.

ABPS is not content to rest on its laurels, however. Efforts are ongoing to educate healthcare organizations, hospital groups, physician CEOs, and various industry leaders about the extensive qualifications of our Diplomates. Today, physicians who have received board certification through our organization hold leadership positions throughout North America and our network of physicians is vast, growing, and well respected. We are aggressively working with state legislators across the country to fight unfair medical licensure compacts, partnering with the Veterans Health Administration to end discriminatory hiring practices, and constantly reaching out to hiring organizations to ensure our Diplomates receive the consideration they deserve. We know that our Diplomates had a choice and picked us, and we’re going to do right by them.

To learn more about the American Board of Physician Specialties, the advantages to board certification through our organization, and our various eligibility requirements, 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.

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
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