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FPD Online Resources Now Available

The ASMBS is pleased to offer the Focused Practice Designation Review Course. These recorded presentations and slides are available to anyone for $275.00.

These materials will provide test takers with the basic knowledge to help them successfully pass the FPD exam. The recorded materials will be available through April 3, 2023.

Focused Practice Designation Resource Center

FPD Exam Information

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) is offering a Focused Practice Designation (FPD) for surgeons in the United States who are engaged in the field of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS). The new FPD is available to surgeons practicing MBS who can demonstrate their clinical expertise and ongoing commitment to continuing education, accreditation, and obtaining comprehensive knowledge in the field.

ABS has worked in conjunction with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) to define the standards of practice, participation, and knowledge that are required to be identified as a surgeon who focuses their practice on MBS. The MBS FPD can be achieved through a combination of fellowship training and/or clinical practice that is dedicated to treatment of the obese patient population.

For more information, visit Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Focused Practice Designation

Application Deadline: March 3, 2023

Next Exam: April 3, 2023

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