If you have not yet had a chance to review the new edition of the Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP® 17), test your knowledge and try the innovative program features at the SESAP 17 booth in the Moscone Center South Upper Lobby.
Developed by the American of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education, SESAP 17 contains 650 newly constructed, case-based, multiple-choice questions covering 13 major categories of general surgery. Each question is followed by a concise critique that provides evidence-based explanations regarding all the answer choices, as well as images and supporting references. More than 150 flashcards are included for self-study. SESAP 17 is designed to keep surgeons current with evidence-based surgical knowledge.
As a result of feedback from previous subscribers, an array of new features has been added to the SESAP 17 web program, allowing surgeons to use it for quick reference and lifelong learning. All subscribers are free to move among categories for self-directed learning and can easily track their progress on a convenient dashboard. Individuals can bookmark content and save personal notes to customized folders in My Library, highlight text on the screen, and easily access material through enhanced search functionality. In addition, SESAP 17 offers the opportunity to compare individual answers and scores to peers who have completed the same material.
The flexibility of SESAP 17 begins with customizable package options. For the first time, SESAP can be purchased by category or as a comprehensive program of all 13 categories. All packages include the web program, but a printed syllabus is available for learners who prefer to supplement their study. Custom packages consist of a minimum of three categories, including Perioperative Care, Legal/Ethics, and one or more categories selected by the surgeon.
In 2020, the ACS Division of Education will release the inaugural edition of SESAP 17 Advanced, which will provide more challenging content in five practice areas—abdomen/alimentary tract, breast, endocrine, surgical critical care, and trauma. SESAP 17 Advanced subscribers are required to purchase the corresponding SESAP 17 categories that will serve as a foundation for the advanced content. Modules will integrate seamlessly into the existing SESAP 17 web program.
Anyone who purchases a SESAP 17 package through November 15, 2019, will receive a 10 percent discount on one SESAP 17 Advanced module. To order SESAP 17, visit the Moscone Center Upper South Lobby, or visit www.facs.org/sesap.