ABMS Guide to Medical Specialties

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) works with its Member Boards and Associate Members to improve the quality of graduate medical education, the standards of medical practice, and the specialist certification process.

Download the ABMS Guide to Medical Specialties[PDF].  To find the most complete and up-to-date requirements for certification, contact the ABMS Member Boards directly.

This booklet offers information about ABMS and descriptions of the specialty and subspecialty areas where certification is offered by the ABMS Member Boards.

A companion publication, the ABMS Board Certification Report, is a compilation of demographic information about ABMS Member Board certified physicians and medical specialists (known as diplomates), the specialty and subspecialty certificates approved by ABMS, the basic requirements for initial certification and continuing certification, and the number of certificates issued.