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Specialty Exam Eligibility Requirements

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Qualifying Exam


There are various residency requirements to complete prior to applying to take the Qualifying Exam (QE). It’s a great idea to review these requirements ahead of time to ensure when you’re ready to apply for the QE, you won’t experience any hold-ups. To access the comprehensive Bulletin that details all QE requirements, click here


A fairly recent requirement added to apply for the QE is FLS, or Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery. Announced in 2018, a senior resident must pass FLS before applying to take the QE. Read the FAQs about FLS and watch this video to learn more.



Certifying Exam


After passing the QE and moving toward the CE, there are various requirements to meet. Review them now, or be sure to come back to visit at an appropriate time in the future to ensure you’re eligible and ready for the CE. To access the comprehensive Bulletin that details all CE requirements, click here


As with the QE, there are eligibility requirements to meet before applying for the Certifying Exam (CE). It’s important to know and understand these requirements well ahead of time so that applying for the CE will proceed smoothly for you.