On behalf of the Governance Committee of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), ABMS is seeking nominations for several public member positions on the ABMS Board of Directors and committees. Nomination materials for the following positions are to be submitted no later than Monday, December 2, 2019. The nominations will be collated for review by the Governance Committee during their December meeting. The ABMS recognizes the benefits inherent within a diverse commun
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Visiting Scholars Program is a one-year, part-time program that positions early career physicians as future health care leaders. The Visiting Scholars Program facilitates research in areas including physician assessment, performance and quality improvement, continuing professional development, and initial and continuing board certification. The application period for 2019–2020 closes May 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. CT. Notification of
Joel Schuman, MD, a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, has been named to the newly formed Stakeholder Council of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). ABMS is the umbrella organization for the 24 medical specialty certification boards in the United States. As an advisory body, the ABMS Stakeholder Council will represent the interests of physicians, patients, and the public. It was established in 2018 to ensure that the decisions of the ABMS Board of
More than 880,000 physicians in the United States are board certified; California, New York, and Texas are the states with the largest number of active physician certificates; and Neurological Care is the newest approved subspecialty certification. These are just a sampling of facts and statistics found in the latest ABMS Board Certification Report released by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). (The American Board of Ophthalmology is one of 24 Member Boards of
The American Board of Medical Specialties, which represents 24 medical specialty certification boards in the United States including the American Board of Ophthalmology, released a statement this week in response to proposed legislation in Maryland that would restrict hospitals and health plans from setting quality standards for physicians using board certification. The statement defends the value of independent, physician-led self-regulation, and champions the advanced knowl
A summary of the testimony shared at the two public meetings of the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission (Commission) has been released and posted on the Vision Initiative website this month. The summaries capture the commentary shared by a range of stakeholders regarding their perspectives and experiences with continuing certification as well as exploration of opportunities for the program in the future.
Presenters represented a broad cross sec
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Visiting Scholars Program is a one-year, part-time program that is intended to provide exposure to the fields of professional assessment, quality improvement, and regulatory policy while promoting research and scholarship in areas related to Board Certification and Continuing Certification that are important to the ABMS Member Boards Community. The American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) is a founding Member Board of ABMS and is