What Healthcare Leaders Should Know About the ABPS
Healthcare leaders across the country understand that physician board certification denotes talent and dedication, which is why many institutions prioritize the hiring of board-certified doctors. Since our founding in 1952, the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) has never deviated from our commitment to offering the highest standards in board certification. What sets us apart from other certification bodies is our emphasis on patient care rather than the business of medicine.
At ABPS, we assess the shortcomings in the healthcare system and work diligently to find practical solutions that benefit patients above all else. That’s why we have addressed the nation’s shortage of qualified emergency physicians by offering emergency medicine certification without requiring physicians to have completed an additional residency. We also strive to bring compassion back to the forefront of patient care by:
- Advocating for our Diplomates and patients by promoting evidence-based patient care
- Requiring that our Diplomates adhere to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics
- Offering continuous recertification to ensure that ABPS-certified physicians are qualified to practice safe, high-quality medicine
Consider Physicians Certified by the ABPS
Since 1960, the ABPS has certified numerous highly skilled specialists in traditional medical fields such as dermatology, family medicine, and internal medicine, as well as in several emerging specialties. Notably, we are the only multispecialty board that offers certification in family medicine obstetrics, disaster medicine, and integrative medicine. Altogether, the ABPS has 12 specialty boards and offers certification and recertification in 18 different specialties. And ABPS-certified physicians can be found in all 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Canada.
Our eligibility requirements and testing standards are every bit as rigorous as those of the nation’s other prominent multi-specialty certifying bodies. In fact, our requirement for recertification after eight years—as opposed to the typical 10 years—ensures that ABPS-certified physicians stay updated on medical advancements for an extensive period.
If your organization is seeking board-certified physicians and you would like to learn more about the ABPS, contact us. We would be happy to tell you more about our mission and our Diplomates.