Physicians Have a Choice in Board Certification
As 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.