What’s the most important reason specialists become ABMS board certified? You.
Board certification by an ABMS Member Board is the premier, independently assessed credential attainable in medicine today. It represents a physician’s personal and public commitment to the standards of specialty practice and the promise of providing high-quality care.
With a distinct level of achievement that goes beyond licensure—including additional education, hands-on experience, and ongoing assessment—board certification indicates that a specialist is upholding the standards of the credential.
Strong and Growing
Board certification from an ABMS Member Board is available in 39 specialties and 86 subspecialties. More than 880,000 physicians have met the rigorous certification standards established by the ABMS Member Boards. On average, more than 40,000 new specialty and subspecialty certificates are issued each year.
See the full ABMS 2016-17 Board Certification Report [PDF] here.