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One of the requirements for sitting for the Qualifying Exam is a signed Residency Training Affidavit. Each resident's Program Director signs the affidavit, attesting to the resident's satisfactory competence and completion of the program. The affidavit now will be listed as a task on the current Program Director's ABOG portal. Program Directors should log in to their portal and click on the Sign Training Affidavits task to complete the process for residents who are completing training within the next 31 days of the current date. Test results will not be released to a candidate until the affidavit is completed. 


Once the Program Director has signed electronically, verifying completion of training for a resident, Program Managers will be able to see a confirmation of completion of verification by the resident’s name on the program’s portal page in the Add/Maintain Residents Task. 


If there are residents who have either transferred or withdrawn from your program, you will need to update their residency dates and status. Once you have updated this information, the Residency Training Affidavit Form will be made available under the task on the current Program Director's portal to complete. The program director will only be verifying the time that the resident spent in the program. 


Residents must complete their training by September 30, 2020, to meet the requirements for the 2020 examination. If you have a resident whose residency has been extended beyond September 30, 2020, please contact the ABOG Examination Department at exams@abog.org. Any resident who takes the Specialty Qualifying Exam without successfully completing residency by September 30, 2020 will have the results voided. No refunds will be issued.


If you encounter problems or have questions, please call the Exam Department at 214-871-1619 or email at exams@abog.org. We are happy to assist you.

Residents graduating after May 31, 2020 are required to complete the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) course.


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IMPORTANT DEADLINES

 

September 17, 2020 2021 Qualifying Exam Application Available Online
October 19, 2020 Last day to apply for the 2021 Qualifying Exam without late fee
December 18, 2020 Final deadline to apply for the 2021 Qualifying Exam
September 2020 - February 2021 Candidates will be notified of approval to take the examination and to make a Pearson VUE Testing Center reservation
March 31, 2021 Last day to reserve seat at Pearson VUE prior to seat block release

 


EXAM FEES

 

September 17 - October 19, 2020 $1,500
October 20 - November 20, 2020 $1,860
November 21 - December 18, 2020 $2,340