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American Association of Physician Specialists

American Association Physician Specialists
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Type Professional association
Headquarters Tampa, Florida
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Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
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Scott G. Barnes, D.O., FAAIM
Key people
William J. Carbone
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Formerly called
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The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1950, with headquarters in Tampa, Florida.[1] The AAPS was first organized to provide specialty certification for physicians who had obtained advanced training in various areas of medical specialty. AAPS was the first organization of its kind to accept both M.D. and D.O. physicians as full members.


AAPS' mission is to promote the art and science of medicine for the betterment of the public health, to advance the interests of physicians and their patients, to promote public health, to lobby for legislation favorable to physicians and patients, and to advance new and evolving areas of medical specialization through academic discourse. It also publishes the American Journal of Clinical Medicine (AJCM).


The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), the official certifying body of the AAPS, is the nation's third largest recognized physician multi-specialty certifying body, providing physician board certification re-certification for thousands of physicians in following 16 medical specialties:


  1. ^ "About AAPS". American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 

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