Physicians Have a Choice in Board Certification

Group of young doctorsAs a patient, you have a choice when it comes to physicians treating your illness, and that’s a great benefit. After all, if you’re not comfortable with your doctor for whatever reason, you may have persistent doubts about the quality of care you’re receiving. At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we believe that dedicated physicians—the professionals who deliver the care on which patients rely—should enjoy a similar benefit of choice when it comes to board certification. Unfortunately, even today, many physicians seeking certification are unaware that they have multiple nationally recognized boards to choose from.

Why the ABPS Is a Top Certification Choice

Among the most prominent multispecialty boards are the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), the ABMS, and the AOA, and of those three, the ABPS is the only one that offers certification in the emerging specialties of integrative medicine and disaster medicine. What’s more, as a board committed to offering the highest certification standards in an evolving industry, the ABPS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a leading choice for physician board certification.

Founded in 1952, we have maintained a pragmatic approach to certification, offering both allopathic and osteopathic physicians certification and recertification in 20 different specialties, including family medicine, dermatology, and emergency medicine. Our Diplomates practice at renowned institutions throughout the country as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico. In brief, certification with any ABPS Member Board:

  • Is a reliable indicator of a medical specialist’s ability to care for patients in a compassionate and professional manner
  • Makes physicians more marketable to hospitals and other employers, which are increasingly showing a preference for board-certified physicians
  • Increases a physician’s opportunities for positions of more responsibility and higher earnings
  • Reveals a professional commitment to abide by the ABPS medical code of ethics

If you would like more information about the ABPS, including details about our Member Boards and eligibility requirements, 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