Resources

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.

The ABS policies listed on this website are the current ones in effect and supersede all previous versions. The ABS reserves the right to make changes to all policies at any time.

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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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Examination Accommodations Policy

Policy outlining the procedure for requesting testing center or virtual examination accommodations for ABS examinations.
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International Rotations Policy

Policy outlining the requirements for residency or fellowship rotations completed outside the U.S. or Canada for general, vascular, and pediatric surgery, and complex...
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Examination of Persons with Disabilities

Policy outlining the procedure for requesting accommodations to ABS examinations for individuals with documented ADA-related disabilities.
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Public Reporting of Status

Policy that describes the information that is made publicly available about surgeons who are certified by the ABS.
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Lapsed Certificates

Policy outlining the process for surgeons to regain their ABS certification following lapse or expiration.
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Reconsideration and Appeals

Policy outlining the procedure for how requests for reconsideration and/or appeals of board decisions are handled.
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General Surgery Readmissibility to Examinations

Policy regarding regaining admissibility to general surgery initial certification examinations.
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Vascular Surgery Credit for Foreign Graduate Medical Education

Policy governing credit for foreign graduate training pertaining to board certification in vascular surgery.
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ABSITE Irregularities Policy

Policy outlining how irregularities in a program's ABSITE administration will be handled.
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