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ABOUT BOARD CERTIFICATION

Certification: An Added Measure of Expertise
Board certifi cation granted by an ABMS Member Board provides assurance of a physician’s expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice.
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About Board Certification
* What Board
Certification Means
* Maintenance of
Certification (MOC)
What Board Certification Means >
Certification by an ABMS Member Board has long been considered the gold standard in physician credentialing and has prompted both the medical community and patients to now inquire, with greater frequency, whether or not a physician is board certified. Find out the importance of board certification as part of a physician’s credentials.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) >
Learn more about the Maintenance of Certification program, an ongoing process of education and assessment for certified physicians to improve practice performance.

ABMS Evidence Library >
This online database highlights research studies and articles supporting the value of Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification. It reflects an effort to systematically present the empirical evidence in the current peer-reviewed literature.