Scoring well on the ABSITE has a major impact on resident promotion. Moreover, failing to score within the 50th percentile or better will warrant academic probation or remediation.
ABS In-Training Examination (ABSITE)
The American Board of Surgery (ABS) certifies physicians in general surgery and surgical sub-specialties. The ABS In-Training Exam (ABSITE) is offered annually to residents in general surgery, and is administered using each program's own computer facilities. The ABSITE evaluates a resident's knowledge and management of clinical problems related to surgical procedures. It is a 5-hour computer-based exam, which consists of approximately 250 multiple-choice questions. There are no scheduled breaks during the exam, and examinees may return to past questions during the exam.
The content of the ABSITE aligns with the SCORE Curriculum Outline for General Surgery. Content categories are broadly divided into vascular surgery, abdominal, and alimentary tract. General medical knowledge is also tested, including anesthesia, biostatistics, fluids, geriatric surgery, immunology, minimally invasive surgery, oncology, pharmacology, preoperative evaluation and perioperative care, radiology, ethics, and more.
Scoring well on the ABSITE is important. Failure to score within the 50th percentile or better on the ABSITE will warrant academic probation or remediation. Moreover, ABSITE scores have a major impact on resident promotion. Certification in general surgery is required for certification in pediatric surgery, surgical critical care, surgery of the hand, hospice and palliative medicine, and complex general surgical oncology.
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