Become a Recognized Physician Leader with ABAM Certification
At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we developed the American Board of Administrative Medicine® (ABAM) to recognize highly qualified physicians with strong backgrounds in both medicine and business. Through the board certification process, physicians who are as comfortable in the board room as the examination room have the opportunity to clearly demonstrate to their peers, employers, and other interested parties that they are uniquely well suited to assume leadership roles within the healthcare community.
As the healthcare industry continues to modernize, the need for physician leaders has never been greater. Increasingly, healthcare organizations are run by business professionals, many of whom do not possess formal medical training. To address this issue, more and more physicians are electing to pursue formal business school training in order to assume leadership roles and help improve operational efficiencies within healthcare organizations of all sizes. In fact, at the ABAM, our Diplomates include physicians who not only lead their small private practices but also hospital CEOs and board members of some of the largest healthcare groups in North America.
In order to be able to present themselves as a board certified physician in Administrative Medicine, candidates must meet the eligibility requirements found here. To qualify, the physician candidate must also possess either:
- A master’s degree in business administration, medical management or health administration; OR
- Five years of cumulative experience in an administrative position, and additional formal training in best practices outlined by ABAM
Upon successful completion of the application process and a written examination administered by ABAM, the Diplomate will be part of an exclusive community of like minded physician leaders who will serve a leadership role in the medical professional in the years to come. To learn more about the benefits of pursuing board certification with ABAM, contact us today. The ABPS is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc®.