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.

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