January 17, 2022
In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday on Monday, January 17, the ABS office is closed.
December 23, 2021
The 2021 reporting deadline for certification requirements has been extended to Nov. 7, 2022. All annual fees are due by Dec. 31, 2021, in order to avoid a late fee and/or to secure a grace year in 2022.
November 3, 2021
The ABS is pleased to welcome John D. Mellinger, M.D., as the organization's new vice president. He will lead the development and implementation of EPAs, and will provide oversight and management of the ABS EPA multi-year initiative.
October 20, 2021
The ABS is pleased to announce a more flexible family leave policy for general surgery and vascular surgery trainees.
October 19, 2021
The Council of the ABS is seeking nominees to serve a six-year term. Nominations will be accepted until Nov. 29, 2021.
October 1, 2021
The ABS is pleased to welcome Ada Okafor, Esq., as new the organization's new general counsel, and congratulates Abby Pozefsky, Esq., on her retirement.
September 17, 2021
The ABS honors and appreciates the significant contributions of our Hispanic/Latinx diplomates and surgeons in practice to the house of surgery and medical community at large.
September 15, 2021
The ABS, in conjunction with the Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE®), is pleased to welcome Dr. Amit R.T. Joshi as editor-in-chief.
August 13, 2021
The ABS announces eight new councilors, who joined the ABS Council, Council Committees and Specialty Boards as of July 1, 2021.
August 12, 2021
The ABS Research Committee is seeking input from surgical residents on what types of research would be most beneficial to them.
July 15, 2021
The ABS is pleased to welcome Dr. O. Joe Hines and Dr. Mary T. Hawn as chair and vice chair, respectively, for 2021-22.
June 17, 2021
The ABS recognizes Juneteenth as an opportunity to reflect on this significant moment in American history, and recognize the remarkable progress that Black people have made since then.
June 10, 2021
The ABS recognizes the talent, expertise and valuable contributions of LGBTQIA+ individuals within the house of surgery and in the medical community at large.
May 24, 2021
ABS's collaboration with the ACCME provides the opportunity for ABS diplomates to earn CME credit for accredited CME activities, and have those credits automatically synched to the diplomate's portal.
May 20, 2021
Okafor will serve dual roles as the organization's associate general counsel and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer.
May 20, 2021
The ABS seeks a new vice president, to provide insight and thought leadership regarding the ABS in the surgical community and oversee new or evolving initiatives.
April 22, 2021
ABS is waiving the late application period for the 2021 General Surgery QE, and extending the initial application deadline through May 14, 2021.
April 14, 2021
The ABS is seeking feedback on the test blueprint for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Focused Practice Designation exam.
April 8, 2021
The ABS is launching a pilot program in video-based assessment to explore the feasibility of the technology as a vehicle for formative skill assessment and improvement for the practicing surgeon.
March 26, 2021
Each specialty board of the ABS has developed a set of hardship modifications to training requirements for trainees graduating in 2021.
March 23, 2021
The ABS stands with the AAPI community, and rejects anti-Asian hate and misogyny in all forms.
March 12, 2021
The Council of the ABS is seeking nominees to serve a six-year term.
Feb. 26, 2021
Eligible candidates are surgical critical care diplomates who are primarily engaged in the practice of neurocritical care.
Jan. 27, 2021
In response to candidate-reported issues with scheduling appointments for the rescheduled 2020 specialty written exams, ABS has worked with Pearson VUE to allow a longer window for affected candidates to have the opportunity to sit for their exam.
Jan. 14, 2021
ABS has extended the January 15 reporting deadline to fall 2021 for anyone who was due to report on their ongoing certification requirements.