Obstetrics & Gynecology
The Board of Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology has postponed the acceptance of new applications for the Initial Certification exam. Please click here for more information.
The ABPS’s obstetrics & gynecology board certification exams enable successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in obstetrics & gynecology. Completing the obstetrics & gynecology board certification exams indicates mastery of obstetrics & gynecology knowledge and experience, as well as a professional commitment to adhere to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics.
The obstetrics & gynecology board certification examination process consists of written and oral exams.
The format of the written exam is multiple-choice, single-response questions. The questions are developed by obstetrics & gynecology Diplomates of the Board of Certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology under the direction of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) and psychometric consultants.
If successful in passing the written portion of the obstetrics & gynecology board certification exams, the candidate will advance to the oral exam at the next testing administration.
The oral exam of the obstetrics & gynecology board certification exams is comprised of three to five case presentations in which the candidate describes their approach to managing a case presented by an examiner. Trained examiners who are board certified in obstetrics & gynecology conduct the oral exam.