VALUE OF BOARD CERTIFICATION
At the forefront of patient safety and clinical research since 1938
Board Certification Matters
Since 1938, ABA certification has been recognized as the gold standard for certifying anesthesiologists in the United States due to our rigorous board certification process. Patients trust board certification to ensure that a physician has demonstrated the knowledge, judgment and skills necessary to provide safe and high-quality specialty care.
What sets apart an ABA-certified physician?
Patients deserve the highest quality care. Board-certified diplomates have undergone thorough training and rigorous exams to ensure they have the scientific expertise, clinical judgment and technical skills to care for you and your loved ones with excellence.
The ABA revokes certificates from physicians whose conduct puts patients at risk or undermines the dependability of the credential so that patients can be confident in the care of ABA-certified anesthesiologists.
The field of anesthesiology is constantly changing and developing as research yields new discoveries. Through our continuing education requirements, an ABA certification keeps anesthesiologists up to date with the most recent medical advances in their specialties.
Board-certified diplomates demonstrate their proficiency through an ongoing rigorous board certification process. Our requirements for leadership and educational activities ensure our physicians consistently meet the highest standards for professionalism.
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The Benefits of Pursuing ABA Certification
Physicians have dedicated years of study to pursuing excellence in their field. An ABA certification demonstrates that excellence and provides ongoing training to hone their expertise.
- A higher standard: The rigorous standards and ongoing accountability of an ABA certification set diplomates apart from non-certified colleagues and demonstrate commitment to providing the highest level of care.
- Thorough preparation: The sequence of initial examinations reinforces the mastery of both medical knowledge and clinical skills, preparing diplomates to exercise clear clinical judgment
- Excellence throughout your career: The resources and requirements to maintain an ABA certification keep diplomates informed of the latest advances in the field while ensuring their foundational skills and reasoning stay sharp.
- Contributions to the field: Diplomates are involved in developing standards and assessments to ensure the program evolves as the specialty advances.