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 General Surgery Qualifying Exam and ABSITE

General Surgery Qualifying Exam

The Qualifying Examination (QE) is a computer-based examination offered annually by the American Board of Surgery. The examination consists of approximately 300 multiple-choice questions designed to evaluate a candidate's knowledge of general surgical principles and the basic sciences applicable to surgery. The one-day, eight-hour examination is held at computer-testing facilities across the United States. Results are posted and mailed approximately three to four weeks after the examination. For more information on the QE, visit the American Board of Surgery Web site.

ABS In-Training Examination (ABSITE)

The American Board of Surgery offers annually to surgery residency programs the In-Training Examination (ABSITE). This is a written, multiple-choice examination designed to measure the progress attained by residents in their knowledge of basic science and the management of clinical problems related to general surgery. The ABSITE is furnished to program directors as an evaluation instrument to assess residents' progress. The results are released only to program directors. The ABSITE is not available to individual residents and is not required as part of the certification process. For more information on the ABSITE, visit the American Board of Surgery Web site.

SVS Vascular Education and Self-Assessment Program (VESAP 2)

VESAP 2 is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Vascular Surgery Board’s Maintenance of Certification program. It is an invaluable aid in preparing for qualifying, certification, or recertification exams, or to simply remain current in the specialty of vascular surgery. Residents and Fellows will find VESAP 2 to be a useful study aid for their ABSITE and VSITE examinations.

Posted June 2010

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