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Congenital Cardiac Surgery 

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Nominations for At-Large Director Position
The ABTS is now accepting nominations for an At-Large Board of Director position.  To learn more about the Director position and its requirements, please Click Here.

2018 MOC Exam
The 2018 MOC Exam is available for eligible Diplomates whose 10-year applications have been approved. If your application was approved, you received an email providing instructions on how to access the exam as well as the examination link. If you are expecting but did not receive an email, we ask that you check your spam mail. 

The MOC Exam must be completed and submitted online between September 4 and October 31, 2018. Candidates will not have access to the exam after October 31, 2018. For additional questions regarding the MOC Exam, please visit our website here.

2018 Certification Application Process is now Open

The ABTS is now accepting applications for the 2018 Certification Process.  To learn more about the application process, Click Here .

ABTS Web Portal
The Board's new web portal is now available.  ABTS Diplomates can now access the portal by clicking on the "Sign in" button at the top of this page.  First-time users will need to enter their User Name (email address on file with the ABTS) and click on the "Forgot Password" link to receive an email to create a new password.  There is a possibility that you may not receive an email due to your institution's firewall settings. If you do not receive an email from our database provider, please contact the Board office to help you set-up your account.  Your previous username and password will NOT work with the new database.  

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.
2018 Upcoming Deadlines

  • 5-year MOC Application Period   July 16 - September 17, 2018
    5-year MOC Application Late Period   September 18 - October 1, 2018
    Congenital Certification Application Due   August 15, 2018
    MOC Exam   September 4 - October 31, 2018
    Primary Certification Application Due   September 17, 2018
    Congenital Part I (Written) Exam   November 19, 2018
    Part I (Written) Exam   December 3, 2018
    5-year SESATS Due   January 18, 2019