American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States.

Founded in 1927, the ABOG is one of 24 specialty Boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology

After residency, a physician may seek certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

To become Board certified, a physician must pass a written test to demonstrate that he or she has obtained the special knowledge and skills required for medical and surgical care of women.

He or she must also show experience in treating women's health care prior to the oral examination.

An oral examination is given by a team of well-respected national experts; the exam tests the physician's skills, knowledge and ability to treat different conditions. The examiners also review the patients the physician treated during the past year.

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