December 20, 2017
Tampa, FL –The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc·® (AAPS), is pleased to announce that Terrance Lee Baker, MD, MS, FAAEP, of Kingsville, MD, successfully completed all of the requirements for recertification in Emergency Medicine through the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine, an AAPS/ABPS affiliated Board of Certification.
ABPS is the third largest national multi-specialty certifying organization in the United States and represents thousands of physicians in a myriad of specialties and types of practices. AAPS was organized in 1950 to provide a clinically recognized mechanism for specialty certification of physicians with advanced training. Unlike other medical associations, which are exclusionary, the AAPS is composed of both allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, with the majority (85%) being allopathic. In order to attain specialty certification, licensed physicians must meet the rigorous requirements of the appropriate
certification board and the AAPS/ABPS. These requirements, which include advanced training, significant experience, good moral character, and specialty examinations, assure the public that physicians obtaining certification have met high standards of knowledge and expertise in their specialty. Certification requires:
The ABPS Member Boards of Certification offer certification and recertification in the following medical specialty areas: Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Diagnostic Radiology, Disaster Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine Obstetrics, Family Practice, Hospital Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, and Urgent Care. Recertification is also offered in Geriatric Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, and Surgery.
For more information on the AAPS/ABPS affiliated Boards of Certification, please visit our web site at www.abpsus.org.