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Part II – Oral Examination –  September 9, 2023 (In person at the Omni Chicago Hotel) 

The Oral Examination is conducted by members of the Board or its designated examiners. Its objective is to evaluate the candidates’ clinical experience, problem-solving ability and surgical judgment, and to ascertain the candidate’s knowledge of the current literature on colon and rectal diseases and surgery. Each candidate will undergo at least three 30-minute oral examinations by three two-member examining teams.

The 2023 Oral Examination is scheduled for September 9, 2023 and will be administered in person at the Omni Chicago Hotel.  All applicants who have passed the ABCRS Written Examination and are certified by the American Board of Surgery are qualified to register.  All candidates who intend to take the 2023 Oral Examination must submit the $1200 oral exam fee by June 1, 2023.  For payments submitted between June 2–June 8, a $200 late fee will be required in addition to the $1200 Oral Exam Fee.  No payments will be accepted after June 8.  Upon receipt of payment you will be added to the schedule and contacted in August with details.

Here are the instructions to submit payment:

Payment Method – Check or Money Order, Submit to:

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
20600 Eureka Road, Suite 600
Taylor, MI  48180

Payment Method – Credit Card:

  • Log on to www.abcrs.org
  • Click on Login
  • Type in your user name and password
  • Click on Pay Fees

Upon receipt of your payment, we will indicate that you are “Taking” the 2023 ABCRS  Oral Examination in our database. Detailed information will be sent to you in August.

Receipt of Payment

As soon as your payment is received and posted , you can obtain a receipt by following the below instructions:

  • Log on to www.abcrs.org
  • Click on Login
  • Type in your user name and password
  • Click on Submit
  • Click on Financial
  • Click on Receipt


Examination Results

The Board makes every effort to be as prompt as possible in notifying candidates of their examination results and letters of notification may be expected four to six weeks following the examination. Examination results will be posted to your ABCRS profile. The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery will issue time-limited certificates. Certification will be valid for five (5) years from the date of certification, after which the certificates will no longer be valid. Note: Time-limited certification will not affect Diplomates holding certificates issued prior to 1990.