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Resources for Program Administrators, Fellows & Residents

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Residency 

Residency Training Affidavit

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 Residency Program Coordinator can download the affidavit from the Residency Program Home Page under "Residency Tracking" 31 days prior to the residency completion date.


Fellowships

Newly-ACGME Accredited Programs

If your program was recently accredited by ACGME and you have not yet received your program’s abog.org login information, please send an email to fellowship@abog.org and include your ACGME program number.

Resources:
FAQs for Program Administrators (Directors, Managers, or Coordinators)
Guides to Learning 

Thesis Defense Form


Fellows Registration Information
  • Registration starts after you have accepted a fellow (earliest registration date is October 1 for the next academic year).
  • The deadline for registration is 90 days prior to the commencement of the fellowship (e.g., April 1 for a July 1 start date).
  • If a fellow completes their fellowship training without being registered with ABOG, they will not meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the Subspecialty Qualifying and Certifying Exams.
  • Only register fellows who are eligible to be certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by ABOG after the completion of their Ob-Gyn residency. (See Specialty Qualifying Exam and Specialty Certifying Exam for eligibility requirements). Any other fellows are considered non-candidate fellows and must not be registered.


How to Register Fellows
  • Enter the incoming fellow’s ABOG ID. (Residents are required to be entered into the ABOG system at the beginning of their residency, so they will have an ABOG ID). If you do not have the ABOG ID, contact the resident. ABOG cannot provide this information.
  • Enter expected start date.
  • If the resident will be a Combined Subspecialty/Genetics trainee, answer "yes"; otherwise, leave "no".     
  • Enter expected end date.
  • Click "Confirm Add".
  • Please wait at least 15 minutes for this person to appear on your fellow list.

Trainees in a combined program must be registered prior to the first year of training regardless of whether they start in the Genetics Residency or the Subspecialty Fellowship. Also, these trainees are required to be registered with the ABMGG by completing a Trainee Information Form (www.abmgg.org).

Guides to Learning for Fellows

 

Each subspecialty has its own  Guide to Learning to help you prepare for the subspecialty qualifying and certifying exams. Download any of the guides from the list of PDFs provided below.

Additional resources provided below for Fellows include lists of accredited combined training programs for MFM/MGG and for REI/MGG.


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Fellowship Dates & Fees for Program Administrators


Annually Recurring Deadlines (all dates end at 5 p.m. CST)
 
Fellow Registration Due for July 1 Start Date*April 1
Annual Report OpenApril 15
Fellowship Training Affidavit Available for Fellows Graduating June  30**May 31
Annual Report DueJuly 15
Fellow Registration for Next Academic Year OpenOctober 1
*Fellows must be registered no later than 90 days prior to beginning their fellowship. 
**Training affidavits are available 31 days prior to scheduled date of fellowship completion. Fellows must complete their training by September 30 to meet the requirements for that year’s examination.  

2019 Deadlines (all dates end at 5 p.m. CST) 
 
2020 Subspecialty Certifying Exam Application OpenMay 1
Last Day to Apply for Subspecialty Certifying Exam with No Late FeeMay 31
Fellowship Training Affidavit Due for Fellows Completing the Qualifying Examination*June 22
Subspecialty Certifying Exam Application Final DeadlineJune 28
2020 Subspecialty Qualifying Exam Application OpenSeptember 17
Certifying Exam Fee Due (if application is accepted)September 30
Last Day to Apply for 2020 Subspecialty Qualifying Exam with No Late FeeOctober 18
2020 Subspecialty Qualifying Exam Application Final DeadlineDecember 18
*Examination results will not be released to candidate unless the completed affidavit is received. 
Fees (all dates end at 5 p.m. CST)  
 
Annual Report$1,200
Annual Report Late Fee (after July 15) $250
Qualifying Examination Application$1945
Qualifying Examination Application Late Fee (October 19 – November 18)$320
Qualifying Examination Application Late Fee (November 19 – December 18)$815
Certifying Examination Application$1,080
Certifying Examination Late Fee (June 1 – June 14)$310
Certifying Examination Late Fee (June 15 – June 28)$780
Certifying Examination Fee (if application is accepted – Fellow notification in September)$1,210
All application and late fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, including toward a future application. If the candidate must withdraw from the examination on or before February 1, 2020 due to a medical or other emergency, a portion of the examination fee MAY be refunded. 
Click here for 2019 Exam Dates

Dates & Fees for Fellows

2019 Deadlines (all dates end at 5 p.m. CST)
2019 Subspecialty Qualifying Exam

2019 Qualifying Exam at Testing CentersJune 21, 2019
2020 Subspecialty Qualifying Exam Application OpenSeptember 17, 2019
Last Day to Apply for Subspecialty Qualifying Exam with No Late FeeOctober 18, 2019
2020 Subspecialty Qualifying Exam Application Final DeadlineDecember 18, 2019
2020 Subspecialty Certifying Exam
 
2020 Subspecialty Certifying Exam Application OpenMay 1, 2019
Last Day to Apply for the 2020 Certifying Exam with No Late FeeMay 31, 2019
2020 Subspecialty Certifying Exam Application Final DeadlineJune 28, 2019
Candidates Notified if Accepted to Take Certifying ExamSeptember
2020 Certifying Exam Fee Due (if application is accepted)September 30, 2019
Thesis Due to ABOG if Taking 2020 Certifying ExamSeptember 30, 2019
Case List Due to ABOG for 2020 Certifying ExamFebruary 3, 2020
2020 Subspecialty Certifying Exam at ABOGApril 27-30, 2020

 

Fees (all dates end at 5 p.m. CST) 
 
Qualifying Examination Application$1,945
Qualifying Examination Application Late Fee (October 19 – November 18)$320
Qualifying Examination Application Late Fee (November 19 – December 18)$815
2020 Certifying Examination Application$1,080
2020 Certifying Examination Late Fee (June 1 – June 14)$310
2020 Certifying Examination Late Fee (June 15 – June 28)$780
2020 Certifying Examination Fee (if application is accepted – Fellow notification in September)$1,210
All application and late fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, including toward a future application. If the candidate must withdraw from the exam on or before February 1, 2020 due to a medical or other emergency, a portion of the exam fee MAY be refunded.
 

 

ALERT: 2020 graduates are required to complete Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS). This requirement applies to residents graduating after May 31, 2020.

Click here to learn more about FLS Requirements

 

ABOG no longer 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 or subspecialty should visit the ACGME website and conduct a program search: https://apps.acgme.org/ads/public/

 

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.