About Board Certified Doctors

Expert Health Care in Medical Specialties

When you or a family member needs health care or medical treatment, you want a highly qualified doctor dedicated to providing outstanding care. When you choose a doctor who is Board Certified by one of the ABMS Member Boards, you can be confident he or she meets nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality care in a specific medical specialty. Board Certification goes above and beyond basic medical licensure.

A History of High Standards

Since 1933, the ABMS Member Boards have been certifying doctors to help assure patients as well as hospitals, health plans, insurers and the government that these doctors are qualified to provide expert health care in an ever-expanding number of medical specialties and subspecialties. With the guidance and support of ABMS, each of our 24 Member Boards is responsible for developing and implementing the educational and professional standards for quality practice in a particular medical specialty or subspecialty, as well as for evaluating candidates for Board Certification.

A Lifetime of Learning

ABMS is nationally recognized for the high standards our Member Boards set to certify doctors in various medical specialties. And to make sure Board Certified doctors continuously refresh and expand their knowledge, our Member Boards have also established the ABMS Maintenance of Certification® program for career-long self-assessment, learning and improvement activities.

 

New Study Findings Support Benefit of Board Certification

A new study on the quality of physician care provides evidence of the benefit of specialty Board Certification and suggests the necessity of continuous professional development programs, such as the ABMS MOC program. 

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