Calls for Action, COCERT

Comment Period at ABMS

Comment Period at ABMS

Welcome to the ABMS Comment Period Webpage for the Committee on Certification (COCERT)

The following Boards are seeking Focused Practice Designations* in their respective specialties:

American Board of Neurological Surgery

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

American Board of Pathology

The comment period for these requests closed on August 15, 2017. COCERT will consider the application at its meeting on September 12, 2017. If you have comments that you would like to submit prior to September 12, you may email them to

*The ABMS Focused Practice designation recognizes areas of practice that either evolve as specialists progress through their professional careers or emerge as medicine changes due to advances in medical practice. Focused Practice is not intended to be a form of certification, since it recognizes areas of focus within recognized specialties or subspecialties and is based upon clinical experience. Use of the designation will recognize an evolution of practice relevant to continuing certification.