The next Pediatric Subspecialty Certification Exam (PSCE) will be October 21 or October 28, 2016. Applications for the 2016 American Board of Urology Pediatric Urology Subspecialty Certification Examination will be available on December 1, 2015. A completed application, practice log of twelve months in length, documentation of a current valid medical license, documentation of 90 CME credits (30 hours pediatric focused Category 1 and 60 hours general Category 1 or 2) earned within three years immediately preceding the application deadline, and an application fee of $2,500 must be submitted to the Board office by March 15. Late applications will be accepted with a $750 late fee from March 16-March 31. No applications will be accepted after March 31.
Candidates for subspecialty certification must be in the active practice of pediatric urology and have completed at least 24 months in a pediatric urology training program. Applicants will be required to provide the Board with an electronic log of 12 months in length. All logs must demonstrate that a minimum of 75% of the candidate’s practice is dedicated to pediatric urology, and/or the candidate has an adequate number of major pediatric urologic surgery cases as determined by the Board.
The June 2010 examination was the final opportunity for pediatric urologists who have not completed an ACGME or RCPS(C) approved pediatric urology residency of at least 24 months in length to achieve pediatric urology subspecialty certification.
***NEW –PEDIATRIC SUBSPECIALTY WINDOW***
The Trustees of the American Board of Urology have reviewed the certification process for Pediatric Subspecialty Certification. They have determined that some candidates erroneously assumed that their period of eligibility for enrollment in the certification process extended to the expiration date of their primary urology certificate. The ABU is opening a window for graduates of ACGME accredited pediatric urology training programs from 2005-2013 to apply for the subspecialty certification process in pediatric urology. Individuals who believe that this situation applies to them should apply for entry into the Pediatric Subspecialty Certification process by March 15, 2016. The candidates will have 3 opportunities to pass the Pediatric Subspecialty Certification exam, 2016 through 2018. All applications will be reviewed individually to ensure that all criteria for eligibility are met. Diplomates will be notified of the determination by the board regarding their pediatric subspecialty application status.
Candidates may contact the American Board of Urology at (434) 979-0059 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org