COVID-19 Information

Throughout the COVID-19 epidemic, the American Board of Medical Specialties and its 24 Member Boards are prioritizing the health and well-being of health care providers, patients, and the general public.

The following information and resources are for diplomates and their fellow health care professionals:

ABMS Statements

On the COVID-19 Front Lines

From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, board certified physicians have been working on the front lines. They have developed new ways to keep health care workers safe, opened temporary hospitals, and held patients’ hands. Some of them have even been COVID-19 patients themselves. Read their stories.

Temporarily Sidelined by the Coronavirus, an Emergency Physician Provides a Different Type of Care on the COVID-19 Front Lines

Ramon W. Johnson, MD, FACEP, FAAP
American Board of Emergency Medicine,
American Board of Pediatrics

“The two weeks I spent in self-quarantine were almost unbearable,” said Ramon W. Johnson, MD, an emergency medicine physician from Mission Viejo, California. “I felt like I was letting my colleagues and patients down by not being there to help.” Read more...


Member Board Information Regarding Continuing Certification Programs During COVID-19

For the latest information about continuing certification for specialties and subspecialties, please visit each Member Board's website. 

The following links are current as of July 1, 2020.

External Resources