Working in the medical field is a passion, and many seek to attain the highest degree of achievement: Board Certification. This includes additional training and rigorous examinations in order to prove advanced competency in their chosen field.
There are two certifying Boards: the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS). The ABMS is the more well-known of the two and offers a more diverse range of certifications, with 40 specialties and 89 subspecialty areas, which cover everything from allergists to obstetricians. In contrast, the ABPS only has 18 specialties and subspecialties, though it is recognized as a reputable certification Board regardless.…Continue reading