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Surgery MOC Board Review Topics Covered:

  • Breast
  • Transplantation
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Skin and Soft Tissue
  • Vascular
  • Trauma
  • Endocrine
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Abdomen
  • Miscellaneous Topics
  • Alimentary Tract
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Applied Science
  • Surgical Specialties
  • Endoscopy

The American Board of Surgery's General Surgery MOC (Recertification) Exam Info

The ABS requires the successful completion of a secure MOC (recertification) exam at 10-year intervals. The exam is comprised of 200 multiple choice questions (MCQ) designed to assess a surgeon's cognitive knowledge and clinical judgment in general surgery. The exam lasts approximately 5 hours and is held at computer-testing facilities across the United States.

ABS General Surgery MOC (Recertification) Exam Content Outline

  1. Head and Neck 2%
  2. Breast 6%
  3. Alimentary Tract 20%
  4. Abdomen 15%
  5. Vascular System 7%
  6. Endocrine 2%
  7. Trauma 13%
  8. Perioperative Care 20%
  9. Surgical Critical Care 6%
  10. Oncology** 1%
  11. Skin/Soft Tissue 1%
  12. Legal/Ethics 1%

**Oncology questions also included in other content areas.

Download the ABS General Surgery MOC (Recertification) Exam Content Outline for a more detailed breakdown.

The BoardVitals question bank also targets the AOBS OCC continuous certification exam. Additional resources may be available via the ACS.

ABS General Surgery MOC Exam Pass Rates

The Surgery MOC (recertification) exam pass rate in 2016 was 94% This is significantly higher than the pass rate of the initial certification (~80%). This may be a result of knowledge that comes from the day to day practice of medicine or a higher focus on clinical medicine. The general feedback is that the exam sticks to the core Surgery topics, and there is less in the way of esoteric information than some of the other specialty boards.

The ABS provides a Guide to ABS Exams, which includes study tips to help you prepare for the exam.

Stated Learning Objectives of the Surgery CME Activity

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the risks and benefits of surgical options
  • Recognize and address common surgical complications
  • Describe the range of surgical techniques that are currently available and assess the context in which the techniques should be used

Reviewing Medical Faculty

  • Cory Barrat, MD
  • Chandrakanth Are, MD

How do I earn Surgery CME Credits?

  1. Check your state requirements for CME where you practice.
  2. Purchase the Surgery Question Bank with optional CME Certificate Add-on.
  3. Answer questions with at least 70% accuracy (you may correct answers as you go).
  4. Redeem and submit the form and evaluation.
  5. Print your PDF certificate of completion.

  6. *Please Note: Non-MOC hours (CME only) are self-reported. Please follow the instructions given by your board to report your CME hours.

    For full steps, view our Support Page on Redeeming CME Hours.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 60 MOC points in the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Further Surgery CME info found here.