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.

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