What Physician Recruiters Should Know About ABPS Board Certification

Physician RecruitersPhysician 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.

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.”

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.

To learn more about ABPS board certification eligibility requirements or testing standards, contact us today.

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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 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
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