Are you a physician recruiter seeking physicians from all three multi-specialty certifying bodies?

Physician RecruitersIf you are responsible for recruiting highly qualified and experienced physicians to your healthcare organization, it is vitally important that you consider candidates from the three leading multi-specialty certifying bodies in North America. Board certification, while voluntary, is widely recognized for being an invaluable tool for identifying physicians who have mastered a medical specialty, and there are three primary certifying bodies that oversee the majority of physician specialty certifications

  • The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) – Formed in 1933 and restructured in 1970, the ABMS helps its member boards develop and implement educational and professional standards to evaluate physician specialists.
  • The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) – Founded in 1950, the ABPS provides board certification to both allopathic and osteopathic physicians in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The ABPS has 12 distinct member boards, which represent 18 different specialties, including several unique board certification options in hospital medicine and integrative medicine, among others.
  • The American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (AOABOS) – The AOABOS was organized in 1939 in an attempt to promote the certification of osteopathic physicians.

While each multi-specialty certifying body has its own unique features, these three are unquestionably the largest entities in the industry and are widely considered to be the leaders in physician board certification. If you are a physician recruiter who is seeking to identify the most qualified candidates to join your organization, board certification from the ABPS, ABMS, or AOABOS is an excellent indicator. Diplomates will have met rigorous national standards, showcased their experience in their chosen field, and have extensive experience in their specialty.

To learn more about board certification through the ABPS, our rigorous eligibility requirements, and our various specialties, contact us today. We have a strong history of working closely with physician recruiters to help communicate available career opportunities to our highly qualified ABPS-certified Diplomates. These job openings are posted free of charge in the ABPS Career Center and distributed digitally through our regular ABPS Career Bulletin.

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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 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
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