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Rescheduled Date Announced for 2020 Specialty Exams

Sept. 16, 2020 Media Contact: Alyson Maloney , 215-568-4000

The 2020 Vascular Surgery Qualifying Exam (QE), Pediatric Surgery QE, Complex General Surgical Oncology QE and Surgical Critical Care Certifying Exam (CE) have been rescheduled for April 12, 2021, and will be held at Pearson VUE centers across the country.

This is the earliest and only date that Pearson VUE is able to provide for these exams during this academic year. At this time, there is nothing that candidates must do for the rescheduled exam. Registration information will be sent to eligible candidates by mid-November. If you are a candidate for certification in vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, complex general surgical oncology or surgical critical care and have a conflict with the new exam date, please contact the ABS office as soon as possible.

Certifying Examination dates for those specialties that require oral exams as part of the certification process will be announced as soon as they are finalized. All oral examinations in this academic year will be delivered virtually. Further information about these exams will follow.