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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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