The ABOMS Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery is designed for oral and maxillofacial surgeons certified by ABOMS who have demonstrated significant qualifications in this specialized area, and who conduct a practice with emphasis on, and commitment to, this focused component of OMS.
If you are an ABOMS Diplomate in good standing; have completed an ABOMS recognized one-year Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery; have expertise and appropriate practice experience in this focused area or, are a Diplomate in good standing with the American Board of Otolaryngology, you may be eligible.
ABOMS administers two eligibility pathways for qualification to take the CAQ Examination. Download our CAQ Handbook to learn more about eligibility criteria.
Once the Application has been completed and all required documentation has been received by the ABOMS administrative office, the CAQ Committee will determine an applicant’s eligibility.
If an applicant’s eligibility is approved, he/she will be notified of his/her Candidate status. The approved Candidate will then return to the ABOMS website and register for the next CAQ examination date.
An approved Candidate will be granted two opportunities to take the CAQ examination. A Candidate’s failure to take or pass the CAQ Examination within these two opportunities will be required to submit a re-application; fulfill all eligibility requirements; and, remit an Application Fee in effect at the time of re-application.
At the discretion of ABOMS, a re-application may include additional evidence of continued participation in a tumor board; letters of recommendation; and, an updated Surgical Case Log.
To learn more about the requirements for submitting a CAQ application, download the CAQ Handbook.
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