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
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 five case-based,
multiple-choice questions, along with discussions regarding each possible answer
and citations for supporting references. The questions are previously
unpublished questions developed through the same rigorous, multi-step,
peer-review process used for SESAP 16. The topics parallel the content
outline for the general surgery recertification examination. Upcoming topics
include breast, trauma, abdomen, vascular, endocrine, thoracic, and alimentary
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 of Maintenance of Certification Part 2 requirements of the American Board of Surgery
for continuing medical education credit and self
Fellow / Affiliate
MD, DO: $105
Associate Fellow: $50
Resident and Associate Society Member
Non-Member/Others (none of the above): $150