Developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education, the Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®) 16 continues a 46-year tradition of serving as a premier educational resource for practicing surgeons.
Released in October 2016, SESAP 16 features completely new peer-reviewed educational content covering 14 major areas of general surgery. This edition offers more questions than previous editions, and features 850 multiple-choice questions, each supported by a concise critique, and references to current medical literature. Topics include trauma, patient safety/systems of care, problems in related specialties (pediatrics, thoracic surgery, urology, and obstetrics), endocrine, vascular, abdomen, alimentary tract, breast, head and neck, oncology, perioperative care, surgical critical care, skin/soft tissue, and legal/ethics.
SESAP 16 offers high-quality, peer-reviewed content and an innovative educational design to promote excellence and expertise. The authors included 48 practicing surgeons representing a range of clinical and academic environments, general surgery and surgical specialties, and practices from every region of the U.S. Their work is being praised by SESAPparticipants for its relevance to daily surgical practice.
The program, which is on display at the SESAP booth in the San Diego Convention Center, Lobby D beside the Grand Staircase, has been received with widespread enthusiasm, not only for its superb educational content, but also for its well-crafted features that promote learning. For example, in the web version, participants can click on supporting references to access journal abstracts, bookmark any question or critique for further study, search by questions answered incorrectly or by images, and complete the questions multiple times.
Participants can earn up to 90 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, all of which can be used for Self-Assessment purposes. SESAP 16 packages include Continuing Medical Education (CME) or non-CME options, as well as web and print choices. Individuals who wish to obtain CME credits for SESAP must complete the web version. If a CME user would like a print copy, it can be shipped after CME credits are submitted.
In addition, SESAP 16 CME users appreciate the option to claim CME credits by category or all at once. Because each edition of SESAP is available for three years, claiming CME by category allows participants to spread their CME credits over several years, if preferred. SESAP 16 will be available for CME credit through October 31, 2019.