Some Physicians Who Missed their Board Certification Deadline Have Another Option

Some Physicians Who Missed their Board Certification Deadline Have Another OptionBoard certification is one of the most recognized honors that physicians can achieve. It’s also one of the most beneficial as it enhances physicians’ career opportunities, bolsters the reputation of medical organizations, and deepens patients’ trust that they will receive the best medical care available. But certification entails a demanding process. Before even being granted the opportunity to sit for a rigorous certification exam, a physician must complete an application process that involves fulfilling strict eligibility requirements. It’s safe to assume, then, that physicians who pursue board certification are determined individuals who fully appreciate its value.

But qualified candidates can face setbacks caused by unforeseen events. If you are a qualified physician who missed your eligibility deadline for certification through the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or another certifying body, you should know that the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) is a distinguished option. As a recognized choice for physician board certification, the ABPS offers both allopathic and osteopathic physicians certification options in a range of specialties that include:

  • Family medicine
  • Emergency medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Dermatology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Orthopedic surgery

Additionally, the ABPS is the first multi-specialty organization to offer board certification in the following new specialties: administrative medicine, family medicine obstetrics, integrative medicine, and urgent care medicine.

No matter the specialty, ABPS certification offers educational benefits that extend beyond the credential. As part of our pragmatic approach to certification, we ensure that our Diplomates have the resources to stay up-to-date with medical advancements. Being an ABPS Diplomate means that you are part of a community that exchanges information about clinical experiences so as to improve your specialty. Beyond improving your marketability, ABPS certification simply makes you a more educated practitioner.

If you would like more information about any of the ABPS Member Boards, including their eligibility requirements, contact us today. The ABPS is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®

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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