American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS)

The American Board of Physician Specialties is the official multi-specialty board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS), Inc. It is one of the most distinguished nationally recognized multi-specialty certifying boards in North America. The Member Boards of the ABPS offer specialty certification examinations for qualified physicians (allopathic and osteopathic).

The Member Boards of the ABPS offer board certification options in a variety of specialties to include):

  • Administrative Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine Obstetrics
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Urgent Care Medicine

ABPS sets the standard for physician board certifications, provides a forum of communication for addressing certification issues and provides structure for affiliated boards of certification. The ABPS also establishes and maintains professional standards for each medical specialty board of certification and verifies members meet and maintain these standards. In addition, the ABPS reviews and acts upon applications for specialty boards and informs the public about specialty certification, the certification process and the status of certified physicians.

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