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06/18/2024

ABS and ABOHNS Share Exam Blueprint for Adult Complex Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

The first Adult Complex Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery FPD Examination will be held in spring 2025. The blueprint for this exam is now...
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05/14/2024

Revised Statement on the Importance of Workplace Support for Pregnancy, Parental Leave, and Lactation for Surgical Trainees

The ABS supports the recent statement by the ACS on the importance of pregnancy-related workplace support for surgical trainees.
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05/14/2024

Revised Statement on the Importance of Workplace Support for Pregnancy, Parental Leave, and Lactation for Practicing Surgeons

The ABS supports the recent statement by the ACS on the importance of pregnancy-related workplace support for practicing surgeons.
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05/08/2024

ABS Welcomes Three New Directors

The ABS is pleased to welcome three new directors to the ABS Board of Directors, with three-year terms beginning on July 1, 2024.
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04/16/2024

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

The Complex General Surgical Oncology Board of the ABS is seeking director nominees to serve a six-year term beginning September 16, 2024.
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03/28/2024

Nominations to the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery

The Pediatric Surgery Board of the ABS is seeking director nominees to serve a six-year term beginning September 16, 2024.
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03/27/2024

ABS Welcomes Six New Councilors

The ABS is pleased to welcome six new surgeons to the ABS Council, with six-year terms beginning on July 1, 2024.
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03/12/2024

Message from the CEO: Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Focused Practice Designation Exam Application

The ABS apologizes for the delay and subsequent issues in making the MBS FPD application available to diplomates for the 2024 exam.
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02/28/2024

Application Deadline Extended, Additional Dates Reserved for ABS Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Focused Practice Designation Examination

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) announced today that the application deadline for the 2024 Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Focused Practice Designation (MBS...
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01/17/2024

Feedback on Adult Complex Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Focused Practice Designation Draft Test Blueprint

We invite you to review and provide feedback on the draft blueprint recently created for the new focused practice designation in adult complex...
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01/10/2024

ABS Welcomes Dr. Karen Brasel as Vice President

The American Board of Surgery is pleased to welcome Dr. Karen Brasel as the new vice president of the organization, beginning on May...
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09/11/2023

ABS Welcomes 10 New Directors to its Specialty Boards

The ABS is pleased to welcome 10 new directors to its specialty boards, with terms beginning in September 2023.
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07/26/2023

Public Comment on Surgical Critical Care Test Blueprint through August 14

The Trauma, Burns and Surgical Critical Care Board (TBSCCB) of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) recently undertook efforts to review and revise...
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07/03/2023

ABS Welcomes Drs. Mansour and Goldberg as Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

The American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists, is pleased to welcome Dr. M. Ashraf...
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07/03/2023

ABS Welcomes Three New Directors

The American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists, is pleased to welcome three new directors...
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06/29/2023

ABS Signs Health Sector Climate Pledge

On June 11th, the American Board of Surgery signed the White House/HHS Health Sector Climate Pledge.
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06/23/2023

Nominations to the Adult Complex Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery FPD Examination Committee

Diplomates of the American Board of Surgery, who focus on thyroid and parathyroid surgery, are invited to self-nominate for a seat on the...
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06/09/2023

ABS Councilor Dr. Brenessa Lindeman Elected to ABFM Board of Directors

The American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists, is pleased to announce Dr. Brenessa Lindeman...
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