The Need for Strong Physician Leadership has never been Greater

To say that the American healthcare industry is rapidly changing would be an understatement. Increasingly, healthcare is becoming more and more collaborative, highly specialized and technologically advanced. While the top priority of every physician continues to be to deliver optimal patient care, the day-to-day responsibilities that come with practicing medicine have changed rapidly in a relatively short amount of time. Today’s healthcare landscape includes larger practices, healthcare organizations, and hospital groups that require strong leadership to manage.

To better manage patient demands, leverage new technology, and stay ahead of the curve, physicians are increasingly pursuing post-graduate degrees in Business Administration, Healthcare Management, and similar fields of training. In fact, many of America’s top medical schools have begun to offer dual track programs that prepare physicians to excel both in the examining room and the board room. For these highly motivated and exceedingly qualified individuals, the American Board of Administrative Medicine® (ABAM) offers a unique opportunity.

Our Member Board was developed to recognize those physicians who have the skills, training, and experience needed to lead. Where Board Certification has long been a trusted indicator of physician competence in patient care, ABAM Board Certification provides a similar assurance that the physician has mastered the core concepts and competencies required for a leadership role.

If you are a physician who has a strong background in both medicine and the business side of healthcare, become recognized by certify with ABAM. Our full eligibility requirements can be found here. Whether you run your own private practice or are interested in pursuing new career opportunities in a larger organization, Board Certification can provide a competitive advantage and demonstrate that you have the expertise needed to assume a leadership role to your peers and potential employers. Contact us today to learn more. 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.

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
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