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News

Phone Service - NEW
The ABTS phone system has been restored.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

New Board Director
The American Board of Thoracic Surgery is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Coselli of Baylor College was elected to be an At-Large Director. Dr. Coselli will serve a six-year term from 2018 to 2024.

SESATS 12
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 
    Certification Applications Due   September 3, 2019 NEW THIS 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