What a difference one letter makes

According to this article from the Viriginia State Journal, a little blurb made a big uproar recently. It appears that the March/April issue of the West Virginia Medical Journal included a blurb saying, "ABPS Now Offering Board Certification in Disaster Medicine."

While ABPS (the American Board of Physician Specialties Inc.), which "offers board exams and certification for physicians in a variety of medical specialties," says it is offering board certification in disaster medicine, Dr. Thomas Sporck, the journal's editor, said in the article:

    "... In my professional career, what we've always looked at as far as governance for board certification is the American Board of Medical Specialties."

For the nitty-gritty details, check out the article. Interesting, in a turf-wars sort of way.

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