Are You a Physician Recruiter Seeking Physicians From All Three Multi-Specialty Certifying Bodies?
If 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 20 different specialties, including several unique board certification options, such as integrative medicine and disaster 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.
Why Physician Board Certification Matters
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.
The ABPS Is a Nationally Recognized Physician Certification Board
At the ABPS, we believe that more knowledge leads to more medical advancements and better patient care. That’s why we want physician recruiters to know that the ABPS is a nationally recognized physician certification board that offers an alternative to the ABMS and AOA. Our certification process ensures that only the most skilled and dedicated practitioners earn board certification. By having more trusted options for certification, the industry can drive more innovation and ultimately provide better care for patients.
The ABPS Takes a Pragmatic Approach to Physician Board Certification
Our pragmatic philosophy has enabled physicians to gain personal and professional advancement while meeting today’s increasing demands for patient care. Widely respected as thoughtful leaders in their specialties, our Diplomates practice in all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. Medical leaders of renowned institutions understand that because only the most skilled and dedicated practitioners achieve ABPS certification, our Diplomates:
- Instill patients with confidence that they will receive the best medical care possible
- Are members of a distinguished community committed to providing world-class medical care
- Help to boost the reputation of medical institutions both large and small
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. Listings are broken down by medical specialty and searchable by state. Click here to visit the Career Center and search the current listings.