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AAPS – The Resource for Physicians Practicing In Medical Specialties

American Association of Physician Specialists

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS), The AAPS was founded in 1950 and is a national, not-for-profit organization that represents the interests of its member physicians. It is the first organization of its kind to accept qualified osteopathic physicians as well as allopathic physicians as members. Its two-fold mission is to provide a structured platform for various affiliated academies of medicine and to support the art and science of medicine by presenting the opportunity for qualified physicians to achieve board certification through the ABPS.

The AAPS represents its members by communicating publicly and/or privately with other organizations about matters of common interest to the membership. It also promotes collegiality, fraternity, and service among its members and responds to the needs and interests of its members by offering continuing medical education programs. In addition, the AAPS:

  • Provides a forum for addressing issues of concern to physician specialists
  • Reviews and acts upon applications for new medical academies and specialty boards
  • Sets standards for new types of certification and for the modification of current types of board certification
  • Offers the distinguished Degree of Fellow through affiliated Academies of Medicine
  • Provides graduate medical training programs
  • Provides online verification of a physician’s board certification status for the public and hiring agents
  • Provides, enhances, and sustains physician-patient advocacy in all aspects of public health
  • Offers an online physician career center to members

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