SESAP® 17 promotes excellence through personalized learning

The recently unveiled edition of THE Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP® 17) provides the same high-caliber, rigorously peer-reviewed content as past editions, as well as many new features that allow surgeons to tailor their learning experience to address individual needs and preferences. SESAP 17 was designed to promote excellence and expertise by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education, and the new edition can be reviewed at Moscone Center South, Upper Lobby, and in the ACS Central Education area in the Exhibit Hall, Halls ABC.

For the first time, SESAP will be available for purchase by category. Subscribers can choose from packages containing all 13 categories: abdomen, alimentary tract, breast, endocrine, head and neck, legal/ethics, oncology, perioperative care, problems in related specialties, skin/soft tissue, surgical critical care, trauma, and vascular. If, however, not all categories are of interest, subscribers can choose from web packages with as few as three categories. Additional categories can be added any time based on learning and practice needs. The SESAP print version is only available with all 13 categories.

SESAP 17 also offers increased flexibility and allows learners to move among multiple categories without completing all the items, facilitating a more self-directed approach to learning, and learners can easily track progress on a personalized dashboard.

An array of new tools allows surgeons to leverage the breadth and depth of SESAP 17 content and find specific information in seconds. Learners can highlight text and use the My Library feature to create and customize folders with notes and bookmarked material for easy future reference. Enhanced search functionality offers filters and advanced strategies to provide focused, relevant results and record past searches. To reinforce learning, SESAP 17 includes more than 150 flashcards, which are linked to specific program content. For individuals who want additional practice, SESAP content can be reset and completed multiple times to aid in learning and retention. SESAP 17 also includes peer comparisons that display comparative metrics in real time.

As in previous editions, SESAP 17 continues the tradition of offering unsurpassed quality educational content developed using a rigorous peer-review process. Nine committees with a total of 53 practicing surgeon authors spent two years writing, reviewing, and refining the items and critiques under the leadership of John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS, SESAP 17 Program Director. The authors represent a range of clinical and academic environments, general surgery and surgical specialties, and practices from every region of the U.S. SESAP 17 consists of 650 newly constructed, multiple-choice, case-based questions. Each question is followed by a thorough critique addressing each answer option, citations from current literature, and related images. Participants can earn up to 109 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Whether one is seeking to stay current with the breadth of general surgery, enhance knowledge in a specific area, readily access the latest surgical knowledge, or excel on an examination, SESAP 17 is an ideal resource.