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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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