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ABS Announces Merger with the Surgical Council on Resident Education

Dec. 13, 2019 Media Contact: Alyson Maloney , 215-568-4000

The American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists, is pleased to announce the merger of ABS and the Surgical Council on Resident Education, also known as SCORE®.

The shared vision and commitment to surgical training makes for a natural match between the two organizations, and the merger will allow for shared resources in order to continue to improve residency training and education.

A nonprofit consortium formed in 2006 by seven principal organizations involved in U.S. surgical education, SCORE will continue to rely on participation from these organizations outside of ABS for support and guidance, as it has in the past. These organizations have played a pivotal role in the development and growth of SCORE, and the expertise that they have provided has been and will continue to be crucial to the success and further growth of the organization.