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New Board of Directors
The Board is pleased to announce that Dr. Ashraf Mansour is now a Director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Mansour succeeds Dr. Anne Rizzo, whose term on the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Board of Directors ended in June.  Dr. Mansour will now be the ABS representative and will serve on the ABTS for a six-year term.

2019 5-Year MOC -
The 2019 applications for the 5-Year MOC  and 5-year Congenital MOC will be available on July 1, 2019.

2019 Certification Application - Now Available

The 2019 application for Initial Certification and Congenital Cardiac Surgery Subspecialty Certification are now available.  Candidates interested in certification in thoracic surgery or congenital cardiac surgery can log into their portal to access the application.  The deadline for submitting applications is extended to September 16, 2019. 

The Board is pleased to announce the release of SESATS 12.  Similar to previous versions, SESATS 12 contains 400 questions, critiques, and references covering the thoracic surgery specialty, including General Thoracic, Adult Cardiac, Congenital Cardiac and Critical Care.  SESATS 12 is web-based and is compatible on multiple platforms. To purchase SESATS 12, Click Here.
2019-2020 Upcoming Deadlines

  • 5-year MOC Applications   July 1-September 3, 2019 
    5-year Congenital Applications   July 1-September 3, 2019 
    Certification Applications Due   September 16, 2019
    Congenital Initial Applications Due     September 16, 2019
    2019 10-Year MOC Exam   September 3-October 31, 2019
    2019 Part I (Written) Exam   December 9, 2019
    2019 Congenital Written Exam   December 9, 2019
    2020 Congenital Oral Exam   June 4, 2020
    2020 Part II (Oral) Exam   June 5-6, 2020