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2019 ABS Continuous Certification Assessment Results and Feedback

Results Summary

In 2019, the ABS Continuous Certification Assessment was expanded to include vascular surgery, pediatric surgery and curgical critical care, in addition to the general surgery assessment which has been available since 2018. For the 2019 assessment administration, 2,519 diplomates completed the assessment, with a pass rate of 99.7%!

2019 Continuous Certification Assessment Pass Rates

Assessment Feedback - Survey Responses

Upon completion of the Continuous Certification Assessment, diplomates are given the opportunity to provide feedback aboout the assessment experience by responding to a 19-question survey. The following charts show the responses that were provided for each specialty assessment.

Fair Assessment
Assessment Difficulty
Practice Improvement
Change Practice
Timely Material
Valuable Use of Time
References Helpful
Rationales Useful
Recommend to Colleague
Study Time
Time Spent Away from Practice
Review Course

If you ever have any questions regarding the Continuous Certification Program or any of the assessments, please do not hesitate to contact the ABS office. ABS has a dedicated coordinator whose main responsibility is to assist diplomates with any issues or questions they may have about maintaining their certificate(s), and additional staff is at the ready to provide further assistance.

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