An area of the ABS website dedicated to COVID-19 updates and notices relevant to diplomates, trainees and training programs.
May 18, 2020
ABS announces an alternate pathway into the certification process for International Medical Graduates.
May 7, 2020
The July 2020 ABS General Surgery Qualifying Examination will be taken by candidates remotely, rather than at a testing center.
Apr. 22, 2020
The General Surgery Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the June 2020 administration of the General Surgery Certifying Exam.
Apr. 16, 2020
ABS will make hardship modifications for diplomates to alleviate the impact that COVID-19 may have on completing Continuous Certification Program Requirements.
Apr. 8, 2020
Specialty-specific FAQs pertaining to the global recommendations and hardship modifications announced by ABS in March
Mar. 30, 2020
ABS stands with and supports our SAAS peers, and we thank those of you who are on the front lines working to treat patients affected by COVID-19.
Mar. 26, 2020
ABS will make hardship modifications across specialties to alleviate the impact that COVID-19 has on training requirements.
Mar. 20, 2020
The Vascular Surgery Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the May 2020 administration of the Vascular Surgery Certifying Exam.
Mar. 19, 2020
ABS update on COVID-19 and its effect on residents' ability to meet training requirements.
Mar. 18, 2020
New study in JAMA provides evidence that board certification can be viewed as a marker of surgeon quality and professionalism.
Mar. 17, 2020
Pearson VUE has temporarily closed all U.S.- and Canada-based testing centers until at least April 16.
Mar. 16, 2020
ABS is aware of the gaps in requirements that trainees may face due to COVID-19.
Mar. 13, 2020
ABS announces FLS/FES exemptions for the 2020 Qualifying Exam, plus a refresher on the ABS leave policies.
Mar. 09, 2020
ABS has instituted a travel ban for all ABS activities through April 2020. The April General Surgery Certifying Exam is cancelled, and all board-related meetings scheduled through April will be held virtually.
Feb. 19, 2020
The latest ABS e-newsletter is now available, with information about our new executives, the SCORE merger, a focused practice designation update, Continuous Certification Assessment results, and more.
Feb. 11, 2020
In conjunction with four other ABMS boards, ABS is pleased to offer an additional certification option to surgical critical care diplomates who are primarily engaged in the practice of neurocritical care.
Dec. 13, 2019
ABS is pleased to announce the merger of ABS and the Surgical Council on Resident Education, also known as SCORE®.
Dec. 12, 2019
ABS is pleased to announce that Bruce A. Perler, M.D., and Mary E. Klingensmith, M.D., have been appointed to serve as vice presidents of the organization.