American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes



For more than 45 years, Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®) has been a premier educational resource for practicing surgeons. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education developed the 16th edition of SESAP to help surgeons acquire and apply new knowledge and reaffirm existing knowledge in a commitment to lifelong learning. SESAP 16 uses a robust process of self-assessment with immediate feedback to help surgeons evaluate and maintain their clinical competence and expand their expertise.

The current edition consists of 850 newly constructed, case-based, multiple-choice questions. Concise critiques provide evidence-based explanations addressing all the answer choices, as well as supporting references from the current literature. The questions address 14 major content areas of general surgery:

Head and Neck
Alimentary Tract

Perioperative Care
Surgical Critical Care
Problems in Related Specialties
Skin/Soft Tissue
Patient Safety/Systems of Care

Surgeons find SESAP  to be an invaluable resource for remaining current in the field of general surgery, as well as for preparing for examinations. Program materials can be used multiple times for assessment and focused learning. See what surgeons are saying about SESAP 16’s legacy of excellence and relevance to practice:

“This edition of SESAP is truly excellent, because it is all about applying critical new information to daily clinical practice.”

SESAP has been always my favorite way of staying abreast of current surgical thinking.”

SESAP is good for lifelong studying with intriguing and original questions in each edition.”

SESAP 16 participants who purchase a continuing medical education (CME) version can earn up to 90 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, all of which can be used for self-assessment purposes and to help fulfill requirements for CME credit. Participants may claim CME credit as each individual category is completed or all at once.  Read more about SESAP CME or order SESAP.

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