The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is the pre-eminent entity overseeing physician certification in the United States. ABMS is recognized by the key healthcare accreditation organizations as a primary equivalent source of board certification data on medical specialists for credentialing purposes.
The Mission Statement of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and recertification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, and professionalism.