The American Board of Surgery

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) is the renowned board for medical professional certification. The board is situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the board is to certified the surgeons who have essential medical skills, training, education, and knowledge to serve the man kind. 

The board is funded by the American Surgical Association and collaboration of the American Medical Association and American College of Surgeons and Southern, New England and Pacific Coast Surgical Associations.


University at Glance

Established: Founded in 1937

University Type: Public University

Number of International Students: Not Available 

Hostel Type: No

Climate:  Continental Climate with Cold Winters

Yearly Tuition Fee: $285 (Registration Fee) + $1850 (Oral+ Written Examination fee) + $1500 (Hostel Fee/Month)

Eligibility: Graduation from an accredited medical school + Completed training + has an active medical license

ECFMG Approval: Approved

Last Date to Apply: November


University Introduction:

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) is a board for medical certifications. The corporation is accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Colleges of Medicine. The university is recognized by international bodies such as the General Medical Council, World Health Organization, United States Department of Education, Medical Council of India, National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education Research (FAIMER) and World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).



The American Board of Surgery (ABS) offers various certifications like Surgery (General Surgery), Complex General Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Surgery, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Surgery of the Hand, and Surgical Critical Care. The boards have renowned leaders such as Evarts Ambrose Graham, Allen Whipple, and Drs. Edward Archibald.


Campus Life

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) offers certification to medical professionals after checking the operative’s skills. The surgeons need to look after the important decisions about patient health, postoperative management of patient care, diagnosis and preoperative, safety, and welfare. The surgeons need to get specialized training for five years before applying for the certification.



The institution does not after accommodation facilities for international students. Students can opt for the guest’s house and private hostels. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms and sharing apartment facilities. Rooms of the apartments are filled with all basic to advance utilities like dyer, internet facility, and basic cable, hot and cold-water supply. Indian food is available in the apartments. 


Why Should I Study at the American Board of Surgery (ABS)?

  • Renowned institution
  • Affordable fee structure
  • Links with international organizations
  • Certification is recognized across the globe
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