Medical Specialty Board Certification from ABPS

Specialty BoardMedical specialty board certification from the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) is based on rigorous scientific standards and innovative examination techniques that are designed to demonstrate knowledge and experience in the core competencies involved with each of our 17 specialty boards. When a physician achieves certification through the ABPS, he or she is achieving far more than merely passing a test. Our clinically based exams provide a clear demonstration that a physician is among the elite in the chosen specialty or subspecialty.

However, specialty board certification from the ABPS means a lot more than that. ABPS Diplomates always advocate patient care ahead of the business side of medicine. Our Diplomates form a distinguished community of like-minded physicians who prioritize the advancement of patient care and safety, rather than the business of reimbursement and coding. Each ABPS Diplomate is a valued participant in the community whose voice is heard and respected. Experiences are shared with the ABPS community at large, enabling members to learn from the success stories of others.

In addition to promoting open and forthright communication among our members, we believe that it is vital to reach out proactively to hospitals, healthcare organizations, legislators, and the communities where our physicians practice in order to reinforce the importance of placing patients first. In that respect, the ABPS community’s strength and unity enable our Diplomates to make their voices heard in the public arena, thereby helping to shape the future of healthcare.

If you believe specialty board certification for physicians should be more than a requirement for employment, and believe it is important for physicians to have a more powerful voice as advocates for patient care, contact ABPS to learn more about our certification and recertification process. The ABPS is the certifying body for the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., and provides board certification for specialties as diverse as emergency medicine, family medicine obstetrics, hospital medicine, urgent care medicine, and many more.

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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