Statistics

  

The total number of ABPS Board Certified Plastic Surgeons since 1937 is 9,499.  

Approximately 6,900 are in active practice.

 

WRITTEN EXAMINATION  2007 - 2018

   YEAR    

TOTAL TEST TAKERS   

TOTAL PASS

TOTAL PASS RATE

PASS - First  Time Test Takers Only.  Not Reference Group.

PASS RATE - First Time Test Takers Only

TOTAL FAIL

TOTAL FAIL RATE

2007

235

189

80.4%

170

92.9%

46

19.6%

2008

251

207

82.5%

191

89.7%

44

17.5%

2009

243

204

84.0%

188

94.5%

39

16.0%

2010

230

195

84.8%

184

94.4%

35

15.2%

2011

234

201

85.9%

193

95.5%

33

14.1%

2012

239

207

86.6%

199

94.8%

32

13.4%

2013

179

151

84.4%

136

94.4%

28

15.6%

2014

225

198

88.0%

192

96.5%

27

12.0%

2015

229

207

90.4%

198

95.7%

22

9.6%

2016

240

229

95.4%

217

99.1%

11

4.6%

2017

229

202

88.2%

202

92.7%

27

11.8%

2018

232

199

85.8%

192

88.9%

33

14.2%

 

ORAL EXAMINATION 2007 - 2018

     YEAR    

TOTAL TEST TAKERS   

TOTAL PASS

TOTAL PASS RATE

PASS - First  Time Test Takers Only

PASS RATE - First Time Test Takers Only

TOTAL FAIL

TOTAL FAIL RATE

2007

229

180

78.6%

155

81.2%

49

21.4%

2008

230

189

82.2%

162

84.4%

41

17.8%

2009

256

209

81.6%

177

84.7%

47

18.4%

2010

210

164

78.1%

138

81.7%

46

21.9%

2011

219

176

80.4%

148

84.1%

43

19.6%

2012

234

182

77.8%

163

82.7%

52

22.2%

2013

248

220

88.7%

181

92.3%

28

11.3%

2014

195

158

81.0%

138

83.6%

37

19.0%

2015

231

203

87.9%

179

91.8%

28

12.1%

2016

222

195

87.8%

173

90.1%

27

12.2%

2017

223

213

95.5%

196

98.0%

10

4.5%

2018

225

209

92.9%

198

94.3%

16

7.1%

 

Continuous Certification (formerly MOC-PS) Examination 2007-2019

YEAR

TOTAL TEST TAKERS

TOTAL PASS

TOTAL PASS RATE

TOTAL FAIL

TOTAL FAIL RATE

MOC renewed via Hand Exam

Total #

Recertified

2007

216

204

94.4%

12

5.6%

20

224

2008

274

261

95.3%

13

4.7%

8

269

2009

260

236

90.8%

24

9.2%

9

245

2010

233

225

96.6%

8

3.4%

6

231

2011

174

168

96.6%

6

3.4%

5

173

2012

156

154

98.7%

2

1.3%

9

163

2013

224

216

96.4%

8

3.6%

13

229

2014

271

264

97.4%

7

2.6%

16

280

2015

306

289

94.4%

17

5.6%

24

313

2016

359

349

97.2%

10

2.8%

16

365

2017

404

395

97.8%

9

2.2%

25

420

2018

284

268

94.4%

16

5.6%

28

296

2019

384

384

100.0%

0

0.0%

18

402

   

HAND SURGERY EXAMINATION 2007-2018

YEAR    

TOTAL TEST TAKERS   

TOTAL PASS

TOTAL PASS RATE

PASS - First  Time Test Takers Only

PASS RATE - First Time Test Takers Only

TOTAL FAIL

TOTAL FAIL RATE

2007

8

5

62.5%

5

71.4%

3

37.5%

2008

19

13

68.4%

12

80.0%

6

31.6%

2009

19

18

94.7%

15

100.0%

1

5.3%

2010

22

17

77.3%

17

77.3%

5

22.7%

2011

25

20

80.0%

19

82.6%

5

20.0%

2012

28

23

82.1%

18

81.8%

5

17.9%

2013

25

19

76.0%

19

82.6%

6

24.0%

2014

33

29

87.9%

27

90.0%

4

12.1%

2015

26

23

88.5%

22

88.0%

3

11.5%

2016

39

35

89.7%

33

94.3%

4

10.3%

2017

21

17

81.0%

17

81.0%

4

19.0%

2018

41

35

85.4%

38

89.5%

6

14.6%

 

HAND RECERTIFICATION EXAMINATION 2007-2018

YEAR    

TOTAL TEST TAKERS   

TOTAL PASS

TOTAL PASS RATE

PASS - First  Time Test Takers Only

PASS RATE - First Time Test Takers Only

TOTAL FAIL

TOTAL FAIL RATE

2007

32

24

75.0%

19

86.4%

8

25.0%

2008

19

18

94.7%

11

91.7%

1

5.3%

2009

34

30

88.2%

16

88.9%

4

11.8%

2010

37

28

75.7%

15

78.9%

9

24.3%

2011

30

27

90.0%

18

100%

3

10.0%

2012

32

29

90.6%

13

92.9%

3

9.4%

2013

31

28

90.3%

7

100.0%

3

9.7%

2014

34

28

82.4%

10

90.9%

6

17.6%

2015

31

29

93.5%

10

100%

2

6.5%

2016

24

23

95.8%

7

87.5%

1

4.2%

2017

36

35

97.2%

13

100%

1

2.8%

2018

29

29

100%

16

100%

0

0%

2019

38

38

100%

19

100%

0

0%