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.

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
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