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Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP)
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Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP) 16

For more than 45 years, Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP) has been a premier educational resource for practicing surgeons who want to assess and maintain their clinical knowledge. 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, including 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.

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. To earn CME credit, the program must be completed online. If the CME Web with Supplemental Print package is selected, the supplemental print will be forwarded after successful completion of the CME requirements online. The print version cannot be used to earn CME credit.

SESAP 16 is certified for CME credit through October 31, 2019, and all credit must be claimed by this date. Web access to SESAP 16 will be discontinued on December 31, 2019, when the program is retired.

Before ordering, please read about what to consider when selecting a SESAP 16 package. Visit the ACS website for additional information about SESAP 16 including CME, FAQs, and features.

SESAP 16 Products
CME Packages
SESAP 16 CME Web with Supplemental Print
(Print version will be forwarded upon completion of all CME requirements online.)
NonCME Packages
SESAP 16 NonCME Web with Print
SESAP 16 NonCME Print Only

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