American Board of General Practice
 
The Board that certifies Excellence in the
General Practice of Medicine
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AMERICAN BOARD OF GENERAL PRACTICE

The American Board of General Practice (ABGP) is a non-profit examining and certifying board, which has been recognized by the American Academy of General Physicians, and the licensed general practitioners who make up its membership, as being the board which certifies excellence in the practice of general medicine. The ABGP was organized in the 1990s with the mission to examine physician candidates, who submit to the ABGP's evaluation, for the purpose of determining their qualifications and abilities to practice medicine at the standards established by the ABGP. Since its founding, the ABGP has examined over three hundred physician applicants. The examining and certifying process of the ABGP is over-seen by its Board of Certifiers which is comprised of physicians each of whom are diplomates of member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Today, the ABGP remains dedicated to the ideals of ethics, excellence and integrity and to improving and enhancing healthcare in the United States by incentivizing physicians to strive for excellence in the practice of general medicine.

The American Board of General Practice (in addition to other requirements) requires that all of its applicants be active, compliant and good-standing members of the American Academy of General Physicians (AAGP). (The American Academy of General Physicians is a professional society that is different and separate from the American Board of General Practice.) The American Board of General Practice does NOT accept applications from physicians who are not active, compliant and good-standing members of the AAGP. Any application received, from a physician, who is not an active, compliant and good-standing member of the AAGP, will NOT be accepted. For information on how to become a member of the AAGP, go to the following link on the website of the AAGP: http://www.aagp-academy.org/how_to_become_member.htm.

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Certificate of Subsistence (Good-Standing) from the State of Pennsylvania: The State of Pennsylvania has issued a Certificate of Subsistence (Good-Standing) for the American Board of General Practice. Click here to view that Certificate of Subsistence.

IRS Determination Letter: The United States Internal Revenue Service issued a determination letter granting non-profit status to the American Board of General Practice. Click here to view that Determination Letter.

Certificate of Accreditation: The AAGP has issued a Certificate of Accreditation to the American Board of General Practice. The accreditation is based on the collective opinions of the AAGP Members (see Opinions of the Members). Click here to view that Certificate of Accreditation.

American College of General Medicine: Click here to go to the website of the American College of General Medicine. The American College of General Medicine is the educational organization that provides the General Practice Training Program. The General Practice Training Program is the program required by the American Board of General Practice for those who are seeking board certification under the Standard Primary Pathway of the American Board of General Practice. The American College of General Medicine is recognized and accredited by the American Academy of General Physicians.

American Academy of General Physicians: Click here to go to the website of the American Academy of General Physicians. The American Academy of General Physicians is a national professional association of general practice physicians. The American Academy of General Physicians recognizes and accredits both the American College of General Medicine and the American Board of General Practice.

Previous Experience Pathway of the American Board of General Practice: Click here for general information about the Previous Experience Pathway of the American Board of General Practice.

More Information about the Membership of the American Academy of General Physicians: Click here to obtain more information about the Membership of the American Academy of General Physicians.

Making an Application to the American Board of General Practice: Click here to obtain general information about making an Application to the American Board of General Practice.

History of General Practice in the U.S.: Click here to obtain information about the History of the General Practice of medicine in the United States.

General Practice Training Program: Click here for information about the General Practice Training Program of the American College of General Medicine.

Annual Meetings of the Members of the American Academy of General Physicians: Click here to obtain information pertaining to the Annual Meetings of the Members of the American Academy of General Physicians.

Origins of the General Practice of Medicine: Click here to find out how General Practice originated.

What Board Certification granted by the American Board of General Practice Means: Click here to find out about the meaning of Board Certification granted by the American Board of General Practice.

Information about the Birth of the American Academy of General Physicians: Click here to obtain information pertaining to the Birth of the American Academy of General Physicians.

General Practice Board Certification: Click here for information about General Practice Board Certification.

General Practice of Medicine: Click here for information about the General Practice of Medicine.

General Practice Physicians: Click here for information about General Practice Physicians.

Standard Primary Pathway of the American Board of General Practice: Click here for general information about the Standard Primary Pathway of the American Board of General Practice.

Opinions of the General Members of the American Academy of General Physicians: Click here to obtain information pertaining to Opinions of the General Members of the American Academy of General Physicians.

Information about the Board Eligible Status of the American Board of General Practice: Click here to obtain information pertaining to the Board Eligible Status of the American Board of General Practice.

How the American Board of General Practice began: Click here to learn about how the American Board of General Practice began.

The History of the American Board of General Practice: Click here for information about the History of the American Board of General Practice.

The Recognition of the American Board of General Practice: Click here for information about the Recognition of the American Board General Practice.




To contact the American Board of General Practice, Write:
American Board of General Practice
196 West Ashland Street
Doylestown Pennsylvania 18901