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Application Process

  1. Log in to your personal profile page in ABOG's physician portal.
  2. You will need your ABOG ID number. Obtain your ABOG ID number from your residency manager (the number is available in the Residency Coordinator System).
  3. Applications are only accepted online and are available on your personal page in the physician portal beginning September 17, 2019. Late fees will apply for applications received after the October 18, 2019, deadline.
  4. December 18, 2019, is the final deadline for receipt of an application to take the June 2020 Qualifying Exam.
  5. You'll need to pay the Qualifying Examination fee in full by credit card at the time of the application. All fees are quoted and must be paid in US dollars.
  6. ABOG will send you an email at the email address provided during the application process once you're approved to take the Qualifying Exam.
  7. The same email will also have instructions for contacting a Pearson VUE Testing Center to schedule your seat for the exam. It's important that your email address and physical mailing address are current and correct.
  8. As soon as you get the ABOG email with approval and exam reservation instructions, contact the Pearson VUE Testing Center to secure your seat to take the exam. Seats at Pearson VUE Testing Centers in individual cities are limited and assigned on a “first-come, first-served” basis.
  9. There is also a time limit to reserving your seat, and you can't get a refund if you are unable to secure your seat at your preferred exam center.
  10. If you need special accommodations for a disability, please submit that request to ABOG no later than December 18, 2019. Contact: exams@abog.org.
  11. If you're lactating, you can request a 30-minute break and extension of your exam if you notify ABOG no later than December 18, 2019, (contact exams@abog.org) and schedule at a Pearson VUE Testing Center by the same date in December. ABOG cannot guarantee that it will be possible to schedule an extended test. More details on lactation accommodations.