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Limits for Specialty and Subspecialty Certification Eligibility

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved a Board Eligibility Policy that limits the period of time that may elapse between a physician’s completion of training and achievement of certification in a specialty or subspecialty. ABOG is a member of the ABMS. ABOG was required to establish an Eligibility Period of three to seven years for candidates to achieve certification, plus time in practice required for admissibility to the Certifying Exam.

For comprehensive details about this policy, refer to Regaining Eligibility for OB GYN Certification, or Regaining Eligibility for Subspecialty Certification.


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In its literature, publications, and other materials (digital and print), ABOG makes use of the word "woman" (and the pronouns "she" and "her") to describe patients or individuals whose sex assigned at birth was female, whether they identify as female or male, as well as non-binary individuals who identify as both genders or neither gender. As gender language continues to evolve in the scientific and medical communities, ABOG will periodically reassess this usage and will make appropriate adjustments as necessary.