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News

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.

2018 MOC Exam Results
The Board sent the 2018 MOC Exam Result to Diplomates on December 17 by regular mail. Please update your address in your Board portal if your address has recently changed.

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 Upcoming Deadlines


  • 10-year MOC Applications   March 1-May 1, 2019 
    Congenital Oral Exam   June 6, 2019
    Part II (Oral) Exam   June 7-8, 2019
    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
    Part I (Written) Exam   December 9, 2019
    Congenital Written Exam   December 9, 2019