Latest ABS News
What's New
  • Results are posted for the General Surgery Certifying Exam held Jan. 26-28 in Dallas.
  • Taking the 2015 ABSITE? Be sure to review the information on our ABSITE page.
  • The content outline (pdf) for the VSITE has been updated to clarify vascular vs. core surgery content.
MOC Three-Year Reporting
  • Diplomates who completed a 3-year cycle as of Dec. 31 are required to submit the MOC Status Form by March 1. Go to your MOC Status page at
2014 PQRS MOC Incentive
  • ABS diplomates are eligible for the 2014 PQRS MOC Incentive—an additional 0.5% on Medicare Part B charges.
  • Deadline extended: Submission deadline for the MOC incentive has been extended to Jan. 31, 2015 at 5 p.m. ET.
Upcoming Exams
  • Jan. 30-Feb. 3 - ABSITE
  • Feb. 9-11 - CGSO CE
  • Feb. 20-21 - PSITE

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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