January 27, 2023
The ABS remembers the victims of the Holocaust and honors the survivors on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
January 16, 2023
In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday on Monday, January 16, the ABS office is closed.
October 19, 2022
The ABS is seeking feedback by November 4, 2022, on a revised test blueprint for all Complex General Surgical Oncology exams.
October 13, 2022
Please join the ABS in congratulating our General Counsel and Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer Ada Okafor, Esq., on her recent professional accomplishments.
October 11, 2022
The Transplantation Advisory Council (TAC) of the ABS is seeking nominees to serve a six-year term, beginning on Jan. 1, 2023. Nominations will be accepted until Nov. 18, 2022.
October 7, 2022
With the 2022-2023 academic year underway, the ABS would like to remind general surgery programs of our policies and alert them to several changes to procedures for this year.
October 7, 2022
The ABS is pleased to have welcomed nine new directors to its specialty boards over the past several months.
October 5, 2022
The Council of the ABS is seeking nominees to serve a six-year term beginning Jul. 1, 2023. Nominations will be accepted until Nov. 30, 2022.
September 1, 2022
The ABS has selected the Society for Improving Medical Professional Learning (SIMPL Collaborative) to develop a mobile platform for trainee assessment as part of its EPA project.
July 21, 2022
The frequency and scale of mass shootings requires immediate action in order to prevent avoidable deaths and injuries, and the ABS supports measures that could prevent future gun violence.
July 13, 2022
The ABS is pleased to welcome five new councilors to the ABS Council, with terms that began on July 1, 2022. All councilors will serve a six-year term, and will also serve on a Council Committee and an ABS specialty board.
July 01, 2022
The ABS is committed to ensuring safe and effective healthcare for all Americans, which includes reproductive health rights and access to care.
July 01, 2022
The ABS is pleased to welcome Dr. Mary T. Hawn and Dr. M. Ashraf Mansour as chair and vice chair, respectively, for 2022-2023.
June 23, 2022
The ABS is pleased to announce a more flexible family leave policy for vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, complex general surgical oncology, and surgical critical care trainees.
May 13, 2022
This May, the ABS commemorates and celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.
April 21, 2022
The Complex General Surgical Oncology Board of the ABS is seeking nominees to serve a six-year term. Nominations will be accepted until June 3, 2022.
March 24, 2022
The ABS is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors for the purpose of creating a secure, interactive platform and data repository to facilitate the implementation of Entrustable Professional Activities.
March 21, 2022
The Vascular Surgery Board of the ABS is seeking director nominees to serve a six-year term. Nominations will be accepted until April 15, 2022.
February 14, 2022
The ABS is pleased to introduce the ABS Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) Project, which will launch in July 2023 for general surgery residency programs.
February 07, 2022
The ABS supports public health measures that mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and is committed to protecting patients and the public from harm. The spread of misinformation about COVID-19 by diplomates of the ABS is especially harmful, as it undermines public trust in our profession.
February 01, 2022
This February, the ABS commemorates and celebrates Black History Month by raising awareness of issues on race, inclusion, and belonging; celebrating the contributions of the Black community; and creating a platform for Black voices to be heard.