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.

ABPS board certification validates a physician's competence in their medical specialty. This is important to a patient seeking medical care. Physician recertification through ABPS assures that we maintain knowledge and expertise throughout our career. The ABPS is a collegial and committed organization of physicians and administrative staff. The organization has given me the opportunity to become involved in all facets of the board certification process and physician governance.

Lawrence Stein, MD, FAASOS
Orthopedic Surgery
ABPS is a leading advocate for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality evidence-based patient care. ABPS certifies physicians through industry-leading rigorous examinations in various boards and offers continuous recertification making sure that these physicians are qualified to practice safe state of the art medicine.

Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
In this time of uncertainty, Disaster Medicine Certification has helped tremendously to demonstrate to hospital leadership my commitment to disaster preparedness and knowledge of planning, response, and mitigation. ABODM certification focuses on the knowledge and skills a physician needs to become a recognized leader in the four stages of disaster preparation and management: planning, coordination, execution, and debriefing.

Lewis W, Marshall, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM
Disaster Medicine | Emergency Medicine