How to study for the ABSITE exam
How to Study for the ABSITE exam
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ABSITE REVIEW QUESTIONS: BASIC SCIENCE (ABSITE 2014)
HIGH YIELD ABSITE REVIEW (ABSITE 2014)
1. Get a textbook as early as possible. Either one of the three textbooks will do. (Sabiston’s, Schwartz, or Greenfield)
2. Develop a habit of regular reading every day for at least 20 minutes a day. Developing a reading habit will keep you motivated even on post call days.
3. Get Cameron by the time you are a 3rd year resident. It is more clinically based.
4. Aim to do well on the ABSITE. First impressions will last throughout your residency. If you start out strong, you’ll have a reputation that will carry you through the rough times.
The official website for the ABSITE is http://home.absurgery.org/default.jsp?certabsite
What is the ABSITE?
“The American Board of Surgery offers annually to general surgery residency programs the In-Training Examination (ABSITE), a written, multiple-choice examination designed to measure the progress attained by residents in their knowledge of basic science and the management of clinical problems related to general surgery. The ABSITE is furnished to program directors as an evaluation instrument to assess residents’ progress. The results are released only to program directors. It is not available to individual residents and is not required as part of the certification process.” – http://home.absurgery.org
The exam consists of 225 multiple-choice questions; examinees are given five hours to take the exam. For examination focuses on basic science (20%), while 80% centers on the management of clinical surgical problems.
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