For 45 years, SESAP® (Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program) has been a premier educational resource for practicing surgeons who want to assess and maintain their clinical knowledge. Developed by American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education, the 16th edition of SESAP is designed to help surgeons acquire and apply new knowledge, as well as reaffirm existing knowledge in a commitment to lifelong learning. SESAP 16 uses a robust process of self-assessment in a supportive environment to help surgeons evaluate and maintain their clinical competence and expand their knowledge.
The new edition consists of 850 newly constructed, problem-based, multiple-choice questions. Comprehensive critiques provide evidence-based explanations regarding 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, 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. These categories are consistent with the American Board of Surgery (ABS) outline for topics addressed in ABS examinations. Many surgeons use SESAP to prepare for high-stakes examinations. SESAP 16 participants may claim CME credit as each individual category is completed or all at once. Program materials can be used multiple times for assessment and focused learning.
SESAP is a valuable self-assessment tool and is recognized by the ABS as a resource to fulfill Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 requirements, including the self-assessment activity component. The purpose of SESAP 16 is simple: SESAP uses a dynamic process of self-assessment in a supportive environment to help surgeons evaluate and maintain their clinical competence and expand their knowledge.
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