Reminder: Physicians Have a Choice in Recertification

Recertification ChoicesIf you are a board certified physician and the time has come to start thinking about recertifying, it is important to remember that you have options. The American Board of Physician Specialties is the nation’s third largest nationally recognized physician multi-specialty certifying body, and we have been pleased to provide board certification to qualified physicians since our organization first started granting certifications in 1960. Current Diplomates of ABMS and AOA member boards are eligible to recertify with ABPS.

Our member-friendly organization works hard to give our Diplomates the opportunity to have their voices heard, and we are eager to speak with board certified physicians about the benefits of recertifying with one of our many member boards.

The ABPS is well regarded in the industry and has Diplomates in all 50 states, as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico. When you are recertified with our organization, you’ll be part of a national network of highly motivated and talented physicians who are leaders in their specialties. Board certification through the ABPS also:

  • Affords unlimited board certification verification, attestation, and public confirmation
  • Allows the use of the ABPS certification mark
  • Allows for participation in member board development and governance
  • Provides career networking opportunities
  • Offers membership in a specialty Academy of Medicine

Above all else, a physician who earns board certification or recertification through the ABPS is part of an organization that emphasizes patient care over the business of medicine, shares best practices and experiences, and actively advocates for their specialties.

To learn more about the many advantages of recertifying your board certification with the American Board of Physician Specialties, contact us today. We will gladly provide you with more information about our application process and eligibility requirements, explain the benefits of our various member boards, and answer any questions that you might have.

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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.

On October 18, 2007, President George W. Bush released Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD-21), calling on our nation, among other initiatives, to “collectively support and facilitate the establishment of a discipline of disaster health”. It is a great testament to the wisdom and foresight of the American Board of Physician Specialties that it immediately set to work and created, within the short span of only one year, an educational blueprint and set of certification examinations, both written and oral, for a new subspecialty of disaster medicine—and it is why I chose to be part this vital initiative and this wonderful organization. This is but one of the many innovative programs initiated by the American Board of Physician Specialties over the years, and why I am proud to support its work on behalf of our nation’s public health.

Art Cooper, MD
Disaster Medicine
When the American Board of Physician Specialties offered to host the American Board of Integrative Medicine, ABPS became a landmark organization working to move medicine into the twenty first century. Certifying physicians who have completed rigorous academic training in Integrative Medicine ensures that the field of Integrative Medicine will continue to develop academically, clinically, and professionally. The leadership of ABPS continues to impress me - they are diligent in constantly innovating to provide certifications for physicians who want to advance their careers and their areas of expertise. I am honored to be a part of this organization.

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Integrative Medicine
There are many ways board certification advances a physician career. ABPS Board examination verifies your accuracy, precision, and reflects your mastery of your residency training verifying your expertise. ABPS Board certification demonstrates your level of expertise beyond your practice experience, primary education degrees, and training which are necessary for insurance reimbursement and practice privilege requirements. Attaining your ABPS Board Certification will clarify your purpose, secure your practice growth, and expand into leadership positions. Board certification can serve as an indication of a physician’s commitment to medicine, beyond the minimal standards and competency of training, their measurement to quality of care, and attaining an award for excellence.

Chris Kunis MD
Internal Medicine
When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine