Members of the ABOMS Examination Committee perform many duties specific to the Board Certification process. In addition to participating as an Examiner and preparing cases for the Oral Certifying Examination (OCE), they are also responsible for submitting items for the Qualifying Examination (QE), Recertification Examination (RE) and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In Training Examination (OMSITE). The Board of Directors appoints new Examiners each spring following the OCE, and appointments are made for one-year terms. Applications must be submitted to the ABOMS office by December 31st in order to apply for the Examination Committee.
Potential Examination Committee Members must meet the following criteria to be considered:
Examination Committee members are selected by the Board at each Spring meeting. The online application process for the 2021 Examination Committee will be available on Diplomate profiles beginning in July.
Newly appointed Examiners serve as item writers for the ABOMS computer based examinations and Certification Maintenance processes, also known as Junior Examiners. Individuals who serve in this role have the opportunity to be appointed as an Examiner to the Oral Certifying Examination based on their performance as a Junior Examiner. A Diplomate must serve a minimum of two years as a Junior Examiner to be considered as an OCE Examiner. Junior Examiners are marked with an asterisk on the Examination Committee listing.
* An asterisk next to a name means that the Examiner is a junior member of the Examination Committee. Junior Examiners are responsible for submitting computer based testing and Certificaiton Maintenance questions and cases. Successful performance in this role allows an Examiner an opportunity to be selected by the Board to serve as an Examiner for the Oral Certifying Examination.