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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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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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05/23/2023

ABS Welcomes Four New Councilors

The American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists, is pleased to welcome four new councilors...
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05/17/2023

ABMS Officially Recognizes Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management As a Subspecialty

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) officially approved Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management (HALM) as a subspecialty at its February 2023...
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04/18/2023

Nominations to the Trauma, Burns and Surgical Critical Care Board of the American Board of Surgery

The Trauma, Burns and Surgical Critical Care Board (TBSCCB) of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) is seeking director nominees to serve a...
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02/15/2023

ABS to Further Simplify and Digitize CME Data Reporting

As of July 1, 2023, all CME will be automatically transferred to the ABS through the ACCME PARS system.
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10/13/2022

Ada Okafor, Esq., Sets the Standard for Organizational DEI Efforts

The ABS is proud to announce the recent professional accomplishments and awards of its general counsel and chief diversity equity and inclusion officer,...
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10/07/2022

General Surgery Program Director Update – October 2022

With the 2022-2023 academic year underway, the ABS would like to remind programs of our policies and alert them to several changes to...
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10/07/2022

ABS Welcomes Nine New Directors to its Specialty Boards

The ABS is pleased to welcome nine new directors to its specialty boards.
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10/05/2022

Nominations to the Council of the American Board of Surgery

The Council of the ABS is seeking nominees to serve a six-year term.
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09/01/2022

ABS Selects the Society for Improving Medical Professional Learning to Provide EPA Technology Solution

The ABS is pleased to announce that it has selected the Society for Improving Medical Professional Learning (SIMPL Collaborative) to develop a mobile...
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