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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Patient Care Is Our Priority

Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

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