Comparative Study Finds Equivalent Requirements among Nationally
Recognized Physician Specialty Certifying Organizations
A comparative study of three nationally recognized physician specialty certifying organizations
finds equivalency among individual board certification requirements.
Tampa, FL (Vocus) September 24, 2009 -- A comparative study of three nationally recognized physician
multi-specialty board certifying organizations -- American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), American
Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), and the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of Osteopathic
Specialists (AOABOS), show that all three certifying bodies are equivalent to each other relative to certification
and recertification requirements.
The independent study, conducted by The Associated Industries of Florida Service Corporation (AIFSC),
compared and contrasted the three organizations’ requirements for certification and recertification in the medical
specialties that are common among the three organizations.
“ABPS standards are demonstrably as rigorous if not more rigorous than that of the other board certifying
bodies,” said William J. Carbone, Chief Executive Officer of ABPS and the American Association of Physician
Specialists, Inc. “For example, ABPS is the first and only certifying body to require non-remedial medical ethics
training as part of its physician recertification program.”
The complete comparative study can be found at http://www.abpsus.org/certification/boc_comparison.html.
The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), the official certifying body of the American Association
of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS) certifies and recertifies allopathic (M.D.) and osteopathic (D.O.) physicians
and has Diplomates in all of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada. ABPS creates and
maintains rigorous standards for physicians to update their medical knowledge and become certified or
re-certified in the following medical specialties: Anesthesiology, Dermatolog