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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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