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Upcoming Exams and Deadlines

Longitudinal Assessment (2022-2024 cycle)

Exam dates: Jan. 12, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2024
Applications now open
First deadline: Dec. 1, 2021
Final deadline: Dec. 15, 2024 (applications close)

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care Subspecialty

Longitudinal Assessment (2024)

Exam dates: Jan. 11, 2024 – Sept. 30, 2024 (annually)
Applications now open
Final deadline: Dec. 15, 2024 (applications close)

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

Spring Qualifying Examination (only administered once per year)

Exam dates: May 1-3, 2025
Applications open: Nov. 10, 2024
First deadline: March 1, 2025
Final deadline: April 1, 2025 (applications close)

Fall 2024 Oral In-Person Examination

Exam date: Sept. 25, 2024 (in-person in Orlando, Florida)
Exam opens: March 1, 2024
First application Deadline: July 25, 2024
Final deadline: Aug. 9, 2024 (applications close)

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Vascular Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urological Surgery

AOBS is pleased to provide an in-person exam in conjunction with the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons Annual Clinical Assembly. The exam will take place in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2024, at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. Exam registration will open in March 2024. We encourage candidates to take advantage of early hotel registration via Passkey. The hotel rate is $209 per night, plus $25 resort fee and applicable taxes for a standard deluxe room.

Longitudinal Assessment Remediation (2023 Retake)

Exam dates: Jan. 2 – June 1, 2024 (AOA Online LMS Platform)
Applications now open
Final deadline: June 1, 2024 (applications close)