Become a Recognized Physician Leader with ABAM Certification

ABAM Physician LeaderAt 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®.

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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 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
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