What Physician Recruiters Need to Know About the ABPS

What Physician Recruiters Need to Know About the ABPS As a physician recruiter, you understand that board certification is one of the medical industry’s highest honors, and you’re well aware that hospitals and other employers are prioritizing hiring certified practitioners. What you may not know is that the U.S. Department of Labor has recognized the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) as a premier choice for physician board certification.

It’s easy to understand why. Founded by surgeons in 1952, we certified our first physician in 1960, and since then, have certified countless professionals in traditional fields such as family medicine, dermatology, and internal medicine, as well as in emerging specialties such as integrative medicine and disaster medicine. We proudly maintain a nondiscriminatory approach to certification and offer both allopathic and osteopathic physicians board certification in 18 different specialties. Furthermore, we provide unique certification opportunities. For instance, physicians with extensive emergency room experience who completed their residencies in a primary care specialty can earn certification in emergency medicine with the ABPS without needing to complete an additional residency.

Our pragmatic philosophy has enabled physicians to gain personal and professional advancement while meeting today’s increasing demands for patient care. Widely respected as thoughtful leaders in their specialties, our Diplomates practice in all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. Medical leaders of renowned institutions understand that because only the most skilled and dedicated practitioners achieve ABPS certification, our Diplomates:

  • Instill patients with confidence that they will receive the best medical care possible
  • Are members of a distinguished community committed to providing world-class medical care
  • Help to boost the reputation of medical institutions both large and small

To consider one of our highly qualified Diplomates for employment, recruiters can post job openings on the ABPS Online Career Center free of charge. Categorized by medical specialty and searchable by state, job listings are distributed to ABPS Diplomates via e-mail in our electronic Career Bulletin. Click here to visit the Career Center and search the current listings.

For more information about the ABPS or any of our specialty boards, 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