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The ABS has a plethora of materials available for both surgeons and non-surgeons, including examination guides and content outlines, policies related to ABS certification, published journal articles about certification, information for patients, and more.

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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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Adult Complex Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Focused Practice Designation Examination Content Outline

Approximate percentage of questions on each topic that are included on the Adult Complex Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Focused Practice Designation Examination.
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Surgical Critical Care Exam Admissibility Policy

Policy outlining exam admissibility time limits for initial certification in surgical critical care.
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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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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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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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Faculty and Resident Perspectives on the Implementation of Entrustable Professional Activities in General Surgery Residency

Greenberg J, Karnesky-Williams R, White E, Holmstrom A, Garcia N, Johnson J, Cook M, Nickel B, Sarosi G, Buyske J, Mellinger J.  Faculty...
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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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