SESAP® Sampler is designed to enhance surgical decision-making skills and patient care through continuous, periodic self-assessment. Developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education, SESAP Sampler allows users to conveniently assess their surgical knowledge from anywhere, at any time.
Each month, subscribers receive 5 case-based, multiple-choice questions, along with discussions regarding each possible answer and citations for supporting references. The previously unpublished questions were developed through the same rigorous, multistep, peer-review process used for SESAP® 16. The topics parallel the content outline for the general surgery recertification examination. Upcoming topics include head and neck, breast, alimentary tract, abdomen, vascular, endocrine, trauma, perioperative care, surgical critical care, problems in related specialties, oncology, skin/soft tissue, legal/ethics, and patient safety/systems of care.
The Web-based self-assessment resource is offered as an annual subscription—consisting of 12 monthly online modules—and provides the opportunity to earn a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. These credits may be helpful in meeting Part 2 of the Maintenance of Certification requirements of the American Board of Surgery for continuing medical education (CME) credit and self-assessment.