Latest ABS News
What's New
  • Exam results for the General Surgery QE and SPE are posted. Successful QE examinees must sign up for a CE site by Sept. 20 - see site assignments.
  • The submission process for the 2014 PQRS MOC Incentive is now available.
  • A content outline for the Complex General Surgical Oncology QE is posted—see our content outlines page.
2014 Exam Applications
  • The online application process is available for the following 2014 exam. Please review the application instructions before applying.
Exam Resources
  • Preparing for an ABS exam? Be sure to review our exam guide (pdf) for study and exam-taking tips!
  • For details on taking a computer-based exam, see what to expect.
Transition to Calendar Year
  • The ABS has moved its certificates and MOC program to the calendar year - see our announcement for more details. All certificates now expire on Dec. 31 and MOC cycles run from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.
Upcoming Application Deadlines
  • Sept. 2, Oct. 1, Nov. 3 - General Surgery MOC Exam
Upcoming Examinations
  • Sept. 15 - VS QE, PS QE, CGSO QE, SCC CE
  • Sept. 15-27 - VS, PS & SCC MOC Exams

About the ABS
The American Board of Surgery is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to certify individuals who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge in the field of surgery. The ABS offers board certification in general surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical critical care, surgery of the hand, hospice and palliative medicine, and complex general surgical oncology. It is one of 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Learn more

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