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Nominations to the Complex General Surgical Oncology Board of the American Board of Surgery

Apr. 21, 2022 Media Contact: Alyson Maloney, 215-568-4000

The Complex General Surgical Oncology Board (CGSOB) of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) is seeking director nominees to serve a six-year term. The CGSOB consists of approximately 15 members from across surgical oncology specialties. The CGSOB serves as a resource of knowledge, skill, wisdom, and expertise, and is where issues pertinent to the practice of complex surgical oncology are discussed.

In addition to commitment, availability, loyalty, and ability to keep confidence, individuals with one or more of the following characteristics are sought:

  • Expertise in Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
  • Expertise or experience in Entrustable Professional Activities
  • Experience as an examiner for the CGSOB
  • Experience as an item writer for the CGSOB
  • Prior service on a specialty board or advisory council of the ABS
  • Community or rural general surgical oncology

Emphasis will be placed on elements of diversity across all dimensions, including race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age or other elements that bring a different voice to the table.

The time commitment including exams is approximately 10-14 days/year.

Nominees will be accepted from societies, peers, or self-nomination. All nominations will require a letter of support (i.e., completion of the Nominate/Support Form) from either an organization or from an ABMS-certified physician. Both the nominator and nominee forms must be completed for each candidate by June 3, 2022. Please use the links below to access the nominator and nominee forms:

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