ABMS International is a global entity that assists organizations around the world striving to set high standards for assessing and certifying medical specialists. ABMS International is part of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the leading organization overseeing physician certification in the United States. ABMS focuses on improving the quality of health care to patients, families, and communities by supporting the continuous professional development of medical and surgical specialists. It establishes the standards used to evaluate, assess, and certify physician specialists.
ABMS International Certification Services
For more than 80 years, the Member Boards of ABMS have assessed, through a program of certification, whether an individual has the knowledge and skills to practice medicine in a medical specialty. The certification process conducted by the ABMS Member Boards is recognized by the U.S. health care industry as the gold standard for physician accountability. A physician’s certification status is widely referenced as an essential tool to assess physician qualifications.
ABMS International provides one organization through which you have access to the expertise of the ABMS Member Boards. Staff are available for consultation and can provide program guidance through assessment-related workshops on these topics:
Writing MCQs for in-training and specialty certification examinations
Interpreting test and item statistics
Designing score reports
Understanding standard setting
Applying generalizability theory to design and analyze assessments used in medical education