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.

ABPS is a leading advocate for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality evidence-based patient care. ABPS certifies physicians through industry-leading rigorous examinations in various boards and offers continuous recertification making sure that these physicians are qualified to practice safe state of the art medicine.

Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
In this time of uncertainty, Disaster Medicine Certification has helped tremendously to demonstrate to hospital leadership my commitment to disaster preparedness and knowledge of planning, response, and mitigation. ABODM certification focuses on the knowledge and skills a physician needs to become a recognized leader in the four stages of disaster preparation and management: planning, coordination, execution, and debriefing.

Lewis W, Marshall, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM
Disaster Medicine | Emergency Medicine
ABPS board certification validates a physician's competence in their medical specialty. This is important to a patient seeking medical care. Physician recertification through ABPS assures that we maintain knowledge and expertise throughout our career. The ABPS is a collegial and committed organization of physicians and administrative staff. The organization has given me the opportunity to become involved in all facets of the board certification process and physician governance.

Lawrence Stein, MD, FAASOS
Orthopedic Surgery