What Physician Recruiters Should Know About ABPS Board Certification
Physician recruiters who are not as familiar with the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) as they would like to be should know that the ABPS sets rigorous standards for eligibility and testing. In addition, our allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians always place the concerns of patients first, while abiding by the highest ethical standards.
Study: Rigorous ABPS Testing Ensures High Certification Standards
Our testing standards are as tough as you’ll find in the board certification field, but fair. The ABPS, which is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists®, Inc., received independent confirmation of the high standards of ABPS board certification exam content through an exhaustive practice analysis study performed by Castle Worldwide. This leading certification testing company concluded that the ABPS/AAPS certification programs “meet or exceed the equivalent standards of any other certification organization.”
Medical Ethics Class Makes ABPS a Certification Board Pioneer
Physician recruiters also can rest assured that any physician who has earned board certification through an ABPS Member Board has proven, through written, oral, or hands-on simulation testing, that he or she has earned the right to be considered an accomplished leader in the medical community. Every physician who becomes board certified through the ABPS has proven that he or she has mastered the core competencies required to provide the absolute finest medical care possible in their chosen specialty. In addition, qualified physicians who achieve board certification through an ABPS Member Board are required to take a non-remedial medical ethics course once every eight years to achieve recertification. The ABPS is the only medical board certification body to require such a course.
A Practical Approach to Certification for the Advancement of Medical Care
The ABPS takes a practical approach to physician board certification, allowing doctors to grow personally and professionally while meeting the growing need for more comprehensive patient care. The ABPS certified its first physician in 1960 and since then has certified and recertified physicians in a wide range of specialties. Recognized as thought leaders in their specialties, ABPS physicians practice their specialty in all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico, and have helped boost the reputation of medical institutions both large and small. As members of a distinguished community committed to providing world-class medical care, ABPS physicians instill confidence in patients that they will receive the best care possible.
At the ABPS, our message to physician recruiters is simple: If you want to ensure that you have the strongest candidate pool available, include Diplomates of the ABPS, and educate your CEOs about us and our various member boards.
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