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.
Dec. 23, 2020
ABS is now accepting orders from program directors for the 2021 PSITE and VSITE. Please see this announcement for information that was sent to program directors on Dec. 23.
Dec. 23, 2020
ABS is now accepting orders from program directors for the 2021 ABSITE. Please see this announcement for information that was sent to program directors on Dec. 23.
Sept. 16, 2020
The September 2020 ABS Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Complex General Surgical Oncology Qualifying Exams, as well as the Surgical Critical Care Certifying Exam, have been rescheduled for April 12, 2021.
Sept. 3, 2020
ABS volunteers write exam questions, serve as examiners, provide essential user testing and feedback on our website and diplomate portal, and more. We are always accepting volunteer applications, so if you are interested, complete this form.
Aug. 27, 2020
The July 2020 General Surgery Qualifying Exam has been rescheduled and will be administered at Pearson VUE testing centers across the country on April 15, 2021.