Recognition for Physician Leaders

Becoming board certified in Administrative Medicine through the American Board of Administrative Medicine® (ABAM®) is an excellent way for physicians with extensive business experience to distinguish themselves. As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, there are more leadership opportunities available to motivated physicians than ever before. To help identify the physician candidates with unique expertise in both the medical and business sides of healthcare, the ABAM was developed by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). Board certification is a trusted indicator of a physician’s expertise, and our Diplomates represent some of the most qualified and experienced physicians in healthcare management, governance, and administration.

To be eligible to pursue board certification in Administrative Medicine through the ABAM, interested physician candidates must have either:

  • A master’s degree in business administration, health administration, or medical management


  • At least five years of cumulative experience in an administrative position, as well as further training in management-related functions and additional qualifications outlined by the ABAM

Candidates must also successfully pass a standardized examination that tests core knowledge in a variety of domains relevant to Administrative Medicine, including finance, health policy, and quality and safety, among others.

While the process to becoming board certified is rigorous, successful Diplomates become part of an esteemed community of physician leaders who are positioned to shape the future of the healthcare sector. Whether you run your own private practice, have a leadership position within a hospital organization, or you’re seeking to make yourself more employable as your career advances, we strongly encourage you to consider becoming board certified through ABAM. To learn more about our application process, eligibility requirements, and the many benefits to board certification, 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