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PSB-ABS Accepting Nominations for At-Large Position

October 4, 2011 Media Contact: Christine Shiffer, 215-568-4000

The Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery (PSB-ABS) is accepting nominations to fill an at-large member position, which will have a term of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2018. The position will be filled from nominees submitted directly to the ABS through open nomination of individuals (including self-nomination). To be considered, individuals must:

  • Be certified by the American Board of Surgery in pediatric surgery for at least 10 years.
  • Be established in active pediatric surgery practice and highly regarded by their peers.
  • Be able to attend two PSB-ABS meetings and one Pediatric Surgery Certifying Examination per year (approximately nine days total).
  • Receive supporting letters from at least three pediatric surgeons certified by the ABS.

In addition, nominees must be able to complete their term of service before the age of 65, as per ABS bylaws. Applications for this position will be accepted from now until November 15, 2011. Self-nominated applicants should submit their curriculum vitae along with the information requested in this form (pdf).

All nominations/applications should be sent to: Jo Buyske, M.D., associate executive director, American Board of Surgery, 1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 860, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

About the ABS

The American Board of Surgery is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge. The ABS offers board certification in general surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical critical care, surgery of the hand, hospice and palliative medicine, and complex general surgical oncology. It is one of the 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.