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Special ABOG Initiatives

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FOCUS 20/20 – Practice Analysis is an initiative launched in 2017 by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) intended to maintain high degrees of relevancy and quality in the composition of the specialty and subspecialty qualifying and certifying exams. Beyond its traditional meanings, FOCUS in this case is an acronym which stands for Focus on Certification Using Standards. Using this basic ideology as our foundation, FOCUS 20/20 is founded upon ABOG’s commitment to maintain only the highest standards possible for its certification exams. Findings will be published and released across various channels to publications and journals, and statements will be sent to affiliate organizations, including the American Board of Medical Specialties and to all relevant societies. Inquiries about FOCUS 20/20 - Practice Analysis can be emailed to focus2020@abog.org

A primary goal of FOCUS 20/20 - Practice Analysis is to further ground certification standards around two key principles:

 

Relevancy   Survey ABOG Diplomates and gain knowledge from physicians caring for women on a daily basis as to what tasks are most common and critical.
QualityAugment the quality of care ultimately provided by ensuring candidates are tested on and equipped for the current medical issues found across the broad spectrum of women’s health care.

 

Process Timeline for FOCUS 20/20 Specialty

 

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Process Timeline for FOCUS 20/20 Subspecialty

 

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