Latest ABS News
2014 Exam Applications
  • The online application process is posted for all 2014 exams. Please review the application instructions before applying.
    Note: Recertification exams are now called "MOC exams."
Transition to Calendar Year
  • The ABS is transitioning its certificates from the academic year to the calendar year. All current ABS certificates have been extended six months to December 31; verification may be printed from our website. Further information will be sent to diplomates.
Upcoming Application Deadlines
  • May 1 - General Surgery QE, SPE, HPM CE
  • June 2 (late) - General Surgery QE, SPE, HPM CE

About the ABS
The American Board of Surgery is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to certify individuals who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge in the field of surgery. The ABS offers board certification in general surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical critical care, surgery of the hand, hospice and palliative medicine, and complex general surgical oncology. It is one of 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Learn more

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