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.

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