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Subspecialty Examiner Self-Nomination

Annual Application Period February 1 - July 1



Required Qualifications for Subspecialty Certifying Examiners


  1. Nominees must be an ABOG Diplomate and certified in their subspecialty (FPMRS, GO, MFM, or REI) for at least three full years.
  2. Nominees must hold current, active certification and be participating in the Maintenance of Certification process for their subspecialty.
  3. Nominees must be involved in OB GYN resident education, but it is not mandatory to be directly involved with the education of fellows.
  4. Nominees must be clinically active in the U.S. (involved in patient care at least an average of a half day per week averaged over a month).
  5. If a nominee is chosen, their term as an examiner will not exceed 10 years or past the age of 62.



Self-Nomination Process


IMPORTANT NOTE: To submit the online form required to complete the self-nomination process, self-nominees will need to upload a photo, a CV in PDF format, plus a completed Examiner Endorsement Form. The endorsement form will also be provided in the self-nomination process.


  1. Nominees must complete the self-nomination online form by July 1 before being placed on the list of potential subspecialty examiners to be considered for the following year of subspecialty certifying examinations.
  2. New and alternate examiners from the list will be selected based on demographic characteristics (age, gender, race/ethnicity, location, etc.) representative of ABOG diplomate characteristics and based on those examiners rolling off.
  3. The Chief of Assessments will invite new and alternate examiners by the end of the year for the following April subspecialty certifying examinations.
  4. Self-nominations are considered annually. If a nominee is not selected for the upcoming exam cycle, a new application should be made for future consideration.


Nominations are currently closed. When the application is available, this page will be updated with a link to the self-nomination form.