Guided Essay Examination

After your application has been reviewed and deemed complete, we will contact you for the next step of the process—the guided essay examination. We will schedule this examination at your convenience.

if you pass, the examiners will select ten or fifteen cases for full documentation. After review of this submission, you will be scheduled for the Grand Rounds examination which will focus on two or three of the submitted cases.

You may retake the examination twice after an initial failure for an additional fee. If you fail the test three times, you will not be eligible to reapply for certification until a period of three years has passed and you can demonstrate that you have received additional training during that time in the areas in which you were found deficient.