Physicians Who Seek Board Certification Can Choose ABPS for Rigorous, Clinically Based Exams

Physicians CertificationAny organization that offers board certification for physicians must ensure that the medical board exam is developed and administered with the goal of accurately reflecting a physician’s mastery of the knowledge base and skill set in his or her selected specialty. To that end, the Member Boards of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) employ rigorous standards for the development of content within their written, simulation, and oral examinations.

The ABPS, the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS), received independent affirmation of the high standards of its exam content through an exhaustive practice analysis study performed by Castle Worldwide. This well-respected testing agency concluded that the ABPS/AAPS certification programs “meet or exceed the equivalent standards of any other certification organization.” What this means is that physicians who achieve certification through the ABPS can be sure that their core body of specialty knowledge has been thoroughly and fairly tested, and that the result will be an accurate demonstration of their abilities and knowledge.

The physicians and public members of the  ABPS specialty boards develop and administer physician certification and recertification exams for 17 medical specialties. Many ABPS Member Boards are constituted or governed by Diplomates from ABMS and AOA. It is the mission of the ABPS and the AAPS to focus primarily on enhancing patient care, rather than on the business of medicine, and every exam our boards administer reinforces that commitment. In line with that mission is our pledge to promote collegiality, fraternity, and public service among our Diplomates, all of whom are given the opportunity to contribute to future exam development and administration.

Contact the ABPS today for more information about our exam development process and the advantages of receiving board certification from our organization. We provide a respected platform for osteopathic and allopathic physicians to achieve board certification for a wide variety of specialties, including disaster medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and more.

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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.

ABPS gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.

Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
I value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine