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For Residents

Alert: Residents graduating in 2020 and beyond are required to complete Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) or Essentials in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (EMIGS). This requirement applies to all residents graduating after May 31, 2020.



ABOG no long provides accreditation for graduate medical programs. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is a private, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that sets standards for U.S. graduate medical education (residency and fellowship) programs and the institutions that sponsor them, and renders accreditation decisions based on compliance with these standards.


Medical students and fellows seeking accredited residency and fellowship training programs in any specialty and subspecialty should visit the ACGME website and conduct a program search.


Residents who want to pursue ABOG Obstetrics and Gynecology board certification upon completion of their medical education and residency should review the steps and requirements leading to the Qualifying Exam, as well as the application process for the Qualifying Exam.


ABOG recommends you stay in close contact with your Program Director and Program Manager/Coordinator to ensure you don't miss any deadlines as you begin the board certification process.