Learn about Continuous Certification
Continuous Certification documents a surgeon's ongoing commitment to professionalism, lifelong learning, and practice improvement following initial board certification. The new ABS Continuous Certification Program has been designed to provide flexible, high-quality, practice-related learning and assessment to support surgeons in their practice.
As part of this program, a new assessment process is being introduced in 2018 for general surgery, with other ABS specialties launching in 2019 and beyond, that will gradually replace the traditional recertification exam.
Diplomates will use the new assessment process to demonstrate their surgical knowledge on a continual basis. The new assessment will focus on the latest and most important developments in practice to assist diplomates in staying up to date.
The new general surgery assessment is...
For 2018, general surgery diplomates will be able to select from four practice-related areas: