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American Board of Surgery Announces Details of New Continuous Certification Program

Last week, the American Board of Surgery released details of its new continuous certification program. Based on feedback from the Society, other organizations and diplomates, the Board has announced that all current ABS certificates will now remain valid until their expiration date. Diplomates will not need to begin taking the general surgery assessment until their certificate is due to expire.

The new program is designed to provide greater flexibility and value in maintaining ABS board certification. Based on surgeon feedback, the program was streamlined to be more practice related and convenient.

For more information on the new continuous Certification program visit  http://www.absurgery.org/default.jsp?news_ccenroll0318 . The American Board of Surgery continues to welcome input via the Continuous Certification email address: cc@absurgery.org.