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ABOG Launches Focus 20/20-Practice Analysis


Dallas, Texas (January 16, 2018) – The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) has launched a major initiative called FOCUS 20/20 – Practice Analysis. This effort is intended to further elevate and enrich the degrees of relevancy and quality in the composition of ABOG’s specialty qualifying and certifying exams. 

Utilizing a comprehensive survey of its active specialty Diplomates, ABOG is gathering valuable data in order to further ground certification standards on the daily job tasks of practicing obstetricians and gynecologists. The online survey was released on January 9th. Diplomates will have through January 31, 2018 to complete the survey.

“Our goal is to ensure our qualifying and certifying exams continue to be our specialty’s gold standard by which we board certify obstetricians and gynecologists,” said George Wendel, Jr., M.D., Executive Director of ABOG. “Using this practice analysis, we can secure valuable feedback from the physicians in daily practice whose insights will inform and guide our testing methodology.” 

Learn more about Focus 20/20.
For now, this initiative focuses on the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology, and ABOG plans to expand the scope of this project into all subspecialties in 2018. 


About ABOG 
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States. Founded in 1927, ABOG is one of 24 specialty Boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Based in Dallas, ABOG serves candidates and diplomates in the United States and Canada in the ob-gyn specialty, plus several subspecialties, including Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Gynecologic Oncology; and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. ABOG also offers a continuous certification (Maintenance of Certification) program.