Training & Initial Certification

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Congenital Cardiac Surgery 

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New Board of Directors
The ABTS is pleased to announce that Dr. S. Adil Husain (Salt Lake City, UT) and Ms. Cathy E. Minehan (Boston, MA) were elected to be Directors on the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.  Dr. Husain will serve on the Board for a six-year term and Ms. Minehan will serve as a Public Member for a two-year term. 

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 MOC Exam 
The Board will send result letters to Diplomates who took the 2019 MOC Exam before the end of the year.

2019 5-Year MOC

The 2019 applications for the 5-Year MOC and 5-year Congenital MOC were due September 3, 2019. Late applications were due Monday, September 16, 2019.

2019-2020 Upcoming Deadlines

  • 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