What Physician Recruiters Need to Know about ABPS
The American Board of Physician Specialties® is committed to working closely with physician recruiters to ensure that the Diplomates of our various member boards are given equal opportunity for career advancement within the medical field. In today’s competitive healthcare industry, physician recruiters, hospital CEOs, and hiring boards are committed to investing in only the most qualified, highly experienced professionals. Board certification from the ABPS is a trusted credential that should be given great weight when deciding whether to hire a doctor who possesses it.
In North America, there are currently three primary multi-specialty physician certifying boards: The American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Osteopathic Association and the American Board of Physician Specialties. Though each member board has its own basic eligibility requirements, expectations, and business practices, each seeks to identify physician leaders who have made a commitment to establishing themselves as recognized experts in their fields of study. The benefit to this process is that physicians who are board certified are recognized for their extensive firsthand experience in their specialties, their commitment to ongoing education, and their ability to successfully pass a written and/or oral examination in order to earn the distinction.
Why pursue board certification through the ABPS? Consider the following:
- We are the only board where Primary Care trained physicians with significant emergency department experience are eligible to be certified in Emergency Medicine.
- We have the only nationally recognized board in Integrative Medicine, a fact that is extremely important when you consider that: (1) many healthcare organizations require new hires to be board certified in their specialty area; and (2) Integrative Medicine is one of the fastest growing, most popular medical specialties in the industry.
- The ABPS currently certifies and re-certifies physicians in 18 different specialties.
At the ABPS, our message to physician recruiters is clear: If you are interested in ensuring that you have the strongest candidate pool available, be sure that you include Diplomates of the ABPS and educate your CEOs on our various member boards.
Contact us today to learn more. The ABPS is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc®.