Resident Physicians Deserve a Choice in Board Certification

Board Certification ChoiceAt the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we urge resident physicians to research their options when the time comes to consider board certification in their area of expertise. There are three primary national multi-specialty certifying organizations in North America, and each organization has its own unique advantages. For this reason, it is essential for a physician to ensure that he or she becomes certified with the Member Board and certifying authority that offers them the best professional opportunities.

It is our belief that resident physicians deserve a choice in board certification, and we have positioned our organization to ensure that our Member Boards lend a voice to our Diplomates. When you choose to pursue board certification with one of our various boards, you will become part of a community of like-minded physician leaders who represent some of the most highly trained and skilled physicians in your area of expertise. We also advocate passionately on behalf of our Diplomates, and have a strong track record of work with credentialing authorities, hiring groups, hospital organizations, and legislators to get our physicians the credit and opportunities they deserve.

At present, the ABPS has 12 distinct Member Boards that offer board certification and recertification in 18 different specialties to highly qualified physician candidates. A complete list of each of our Member Boards can be found here.

If you are interested in learning about the advantages to pursuing board certification with the American Board of Physician Specialties, contact us today. We will be glad to explain the benefits of board certification with any of our Member Boards, walk you through our various eligibility requirements, and answer any questions that you may 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.

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