Important Information for General Surgery Residents

Deadlines for FES testing:

The ABS initial registration deadline for the 2020 general surgery qualifying exam is April 15, 2020:

  • ABS Qualifying Exam applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to take the FES exam no later than March 15, 2020 to meet the initial deadline for submitting their application to the ABS. We cannot guarantee receipt of your FES certification by the ABS initial registration deadline if the FES Exam is taken after March 15, 2020.
  • Reprints of FES Certificates for the ABS initial registration deadline should be requested from the FES office no later than March 31, 2020.

The ABS late registration deadline for the 2020 general surgery qualifying exam is May 15, 2020:

  • ABS Qualifying Exam applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to take the FES exam no later than April 15, 2020 to meet the late deadline for submitting their application to the ABS. We cannot guarantee receipt of your FES certification by the ABS late registration deadline if the FES Exam is taken after April 15, 2020.
  • Reprints of FES Certificates for the ABS late registration deadline should be requested from the FES office no later than April 30, 2020.

If you have an FES Voucher and are ready to take the exam please click here.

For more information on how to place an order for an FES Test Voucher or how to order online access to the FES modules please click here.

For more information about the American Board of Surgery and the General Surgery Board Exam Training Requirements please click here.

If you need to re-take all or part of the FES exam, click here for special instructions.