ABS In-Training Exam (ABSITE)

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.


Why You Should Choose MED LEARNITY

Personalized Learning


We invest the time to assess your personal needs and pair you with the tutor who will be a perfect fit. All tutoring sessions are customized for you: lesson plans, study schedules, test-taking drills, and homework. All sessions are emailed to you to maximize your learning and retention. 

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Our team is made up of actual, practicing physicians who have trained at the top hospitals in the country. Our team is unrivaled because our daily practice of medicine allows us to understand the current state of medicine, residency, and admissions -- and use our expertise to help you excel.

Proven Results


We have helped over 500+ aspiring doctors achieve their goals on high-stakes exams. Many of our students return for tutoring for subsequent exams as they realize the value of our services. We are confident that your performance will significantly improve after working with us.

What To Expect

At Medlearnity, Students Come First. We understand preparing for a high-stakes exam or career prospect can be intimidating and deeply personal (to say the least). Therefore, we approach every student's situation with our utmost attention to detail to see how we can best assist you. Whether you are having challenges meeting your performance goals, or simply want to make sure you are on a path to success, our team is available to share our perspective. We hope you feel the 'Students First' mentality at Medlearnity from the quality of your sessions and expertise of our team.

What to Expect

  • A tutor who is an expert educator who has scored exceptionally well on the ABSITE exam (90+ percentile)
  • We meet with you on an easy-to-access online platform that allows us to write on the screen like a whiteboard. All session recordings are emailed to you after the session in HD quality, so you can review them on 1.5x or 2x speed at your convenience. This helps to maximize your learning and retention for each tutoring session.
  • Constant communication and scheduling via email and phone in-between sessions. We will make sure your daily schedule is extremely efficient so that you can get the highest score possible on test day.
  • Test-taking advice and drills. During your sessions, you will do intense drills with your tutor to make sure you have no weaknesses on test day. You and your tutor will work through high-yield content, test-taking advice, and study strategies that are tailored to your particular situation.
  • Optimal study strategy. We utilize unique methods like spaced repetition and active recall to help you understand foundational material and memorize information. Study time is precious, and we want to make sure you are being optimal, and studying correctly and effectively.

How to Get Started with ABSITE Tutoring

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Sign up for our one-hour free trial session. You'll receive an email or phone call from us shortly thereafter for some more information so we can understand your particular situation and assess your personal needs to pair you up with the tutor that's a perfect fit. This way, we're off to a very productive and personalized start, right from your very first session.

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You'll receive an email introducing you to your new tutor, and instructions on how to join your first trial session and reserve your session time. During this first trial session, your tutor will review content and discuss study strategy. You can email your tutor beforehand if there is any particular content you want to cover or if you have any questions you'd like to address.

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After your trial session, we'll send you a feedback report with next steps, our recommendations and a recording of your session so you can review any material you went over with your tutor. If you decide you'd like to continue working with us to achieve your goals, we'll set you up with a tutoring package that works best for you.

Book Your Free One-Hour Tutoring Session

The trial session is completely free, so that you can experience the high-quality tutoring we provide. We know that the high-caliber of our services is truly unmatched, and we want you to experience it yourself without any obligation.

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I used Medlearnity to prep for USMLE Step 3, and I can't say enough great things about them. The tutoring really helped me through the daunting task of preparing for the exam, and preparing for future standardized testing as well. I was assigned a tutor for the ACM -type questions and biostats, as well as a second tutor for CCS. I also received significant, and much needed coaching from Dr. Gohel, so I actually had a team of 3 doctors helping me prep. An amazing team, sure to get even the busiest scalpel back to razor sharpness!

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