Important Information for General Surgery Residents

Deadlines for FLS testing:

The ABS initial registration deadline for the 2018 general surgery qualifying exam is April 16, 2018:

  • ABS Qualifying Exam applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to take the FLS exam no later than March 15, 2018 to meet the initial deadline for submitting their application to the ABS. We cannot guarantee receipt of your FLS certification by the ABS initial registration deadline if the FLS Exam is taken after March 15, 2018.
  • Reprints of FLS Certificates for the ABS initial registration deadline should be requested from the FLS office no later than March 30, 2018.

The ABS late registration deadline for the 2018 general surgery qualifying exam is May 15, 2018:

  • ABS Qualifying Exam applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to take the FLS exam no later than April 16, 2018 to meet the late deadline for submitting their application to the ABS. We cannot guarantee receipt of your FLS certification by the ABS late registration deadline if the FLS Exam is taken after April 16, 2018.
  • Reprints of FLS Certificates for the ABS late registration deadline should be requested from the FLS office no later than April 30, 2018.

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

For more information on how to place an order for an FLS Test Voucher or how to order online access to the FLS 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 FLS exam, click here for special instructions.