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Important Dates View All

Jan. 12, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2024

Longitudinal Assessment (2022-2024 cycle)

October 1, 2022

Fall 2022 Oral Examination (virtual/remote proctored)

General Surgery

October 15, 2022

Fall 2022 Oral Examination (virtual/remote proctored)


April 22, 2023

Spring Oral Exam (remote-proctored)

Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Vascular Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Urological Surgery

April 25-27, 2023

Spring Qualifying Examination (remote-proctored)

April 29, 2023

Spring Oral Exam (remote-proctored)

General Surgery

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