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Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery

Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery

REVIEWS
“This is the standard “bible” for surgeons. When I trained, I used the 3rd edition so there is a lot of up to date information in this newest edition that includes molecular basis of many surgical diseases. This is a “must have” book for surgeons in training or as a reference book to keep up to date for practicing surgeons.”

   
  
“I have completed this one volume 1800 pages classic text. I read cover to cover the 5th edition when I was a surgery resident. Now as a Board Certified Urologist with 12 years experience I have found this stable in surgical literature much improved from a clinic standpoint but not from a technical standpoint of surgical approach this is a remarkable text. The Chapters on Colon approached to Colon Ca are superb. I also like Greenfield’s text but the prose of this surgical text is both clear and more readily understood without having to constant re and review each Chapter as I found in both Sabiston’s and Greenfield’s text. Unfortunately these latter text can be unclear at times almost as if they have been translated from a foreign language if at all possible. The figures and illustration are clear but not too technically challenging. Things are simplified which for me demonstrate the points more clearly and more readily. The few basic science Chapters are also very successful and stress important points without the minutia thats almost endemic in Sabiston’s and Greenfield’s. I wish it was in two volumes , however, I remember saying the same thing with the old edition I first read. But I often would not bring both volumes with me and was always missing the volume I left at home, so one volumes is less time consuming ultimately. A great read, simple to understand and with a minimal amount of time which greatly expand your knowledge base with a great update on current surgical thinking.”

     

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Examination Content

Since 2006 the ABS has offered the ABSITE as a junior level (PGY-1 and -2) and senior level (PGY-3 to -5) examination. Both the junior- and senior-level versions consist of approximately 225 multiple-choice questions; examinees are given five hours to take the exam. For the junior-level exam, 60% of the examination focuses on basic science, while 40% centers on the management of clinical surgical problems. In the senior-level exam, 20% of the exam focuses on basic science and 80% on clinical management.

STUDY PLAN – leave comments to share your progress

TAR = The Absite Review
SR = The Surgical Review
Schwartz = Schwartz Principles of Surgery

 

BODY AS A WHOLE (Junior exam 66%, Senior exam 25%)
JAN 1:
- ABSITE Review Questions Wound Healing .
ABSITE REVIEW: WOUND HEALING .
- Wound Healing [Schwartz][SR][TAR]. 

JAN 2:
- ABSITE REVIEW: HEMATOLOGY
- ABSITE Review Questions Hematology .
ABSITE Review Questions Blood Products and Transfusion Reactions .
- Hematology / Hemostasis / Coagulation  [Schwartz] [SR][TAR] 
- Transfusion / Blood products [Schwartz] [TAR]– Surgical bleeding [Schwartz]

JAN 3:
-
ABSITE Review Questions Anesthesia
- ABSITE Review Questions Malignant Hyperthermia .
- Anesthesia / Physiologic monitoring of the surgical patient/ Anesthesia of the surgical patient [Schwartz] [SR][TAR]  
- Pulmonary critical care

JAN 4:
-
 ABSITE REVIEW: FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES .
- Shock / Surgical critical care [Schwartz][SR][TAR]
- Fluids and electrolytes management of the surgical patient / Resuscitation [Schwartz][SR] [TAR] –
- Trauma [Schwartz] [SR][TAR]

JAN 5:

- ABSITE Review Questions Infection .
- ABSITE REVIEW: ANTIBIOTICS .
- ABSITE Review Questions Antibiotics .
- ABSITE Review Questions Immunology .
- ABSITE Review Questions Inflammation and Cytokines .
- ABSITE Review Questions Pharmacology Mechanism of Action .
- Clostridium difficile MCQs .
- Surgical Infectious Disease/ Surgical Infection / Antibiotics [Schwartz] [SR][TAR]
- Immunology [SR][TAR]
- Inflammation and Cytokines [TAR]
- Pharmacology [TAR]

JAN 6:
- ABSITE REVIEW: BURN MANAGEMENT .
- ABSITE Review Questions Burns .
- Burns [Schwartz][SR][TAR]

JAN 7:
-
ABSITE Review Questions Transplantation .
- Transplantation [[Schwartz]SR][TAR]

JAN 8:
-
ABSITE Review Questions Statistics .
- Statistics and Epidemiology [SR][TAR]

JAN 9:
- ABSITE REVIEW: ONCOLOGY .
- ABSITE Review Questions Oncology .
- Carcinoid tumors MCQs .
- Oncology [Schwartz][SR][TAR]

JAN 10:
-
ABSITE REVIEW: NUTRITION AND METABOLISM .
- Absite Review Questions Metabolism and Caloric Requirements .
- Nutrition [SR][TAR]
- Digestion, and Absorption [SR]
- Systemic response to injury and metabolic support [Schwartz]
- Molecular and genomic surgery / Cell biology [Schwartz] [TAR]
- Patient safety [Schwartz]
- Surgical considerations in the elderly [Schwartz]
- Ethics, palliative care, and care at the end of life [Schwartz]

GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT (Junior exam 10%, Senior exam 25%)
JAN 11:
Hernias / Inguinal hernias [Schwartz][SR][TAR]

JAN 12:
Abdomen / Abdominal wall, omentum, mesentery, and retroperitoneum [Schwartz][TAR]
Minimally Invasive surgery, robotics, and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery / Surgical Technology [Schwartz] [TAR]

JAN 13:
Esophagus / Esophagus and diaphragmatic hernia [Schwartz] [SR][TAR]

JAN 14:
Stomach [Schwartz][SR][TAR]
The surgical management of obesity [Schwartz]

JAN 15:
Small bowel / Small intestine [Schwartz][SR][TAR]
Carcinoid tumors MCQs
.
Small bowel syndrome MCQs .
Ulcerative colitis vs Crohns disease MCQs .

Crohn’s Disease MCQs
.

Meckel’s Diverticulum MCQs
.
Small bowel obstruction MCQs
.

Small bowel tumors MCQs
.
SMA Syndrome MCQs
.

The Appendix [Schwartz]
Appendicitis MCQs .

JAN 16:
Colorectal [Schawrtz][SR][TAR]
Rectum and anus [Schwartz][SR][TAR]

JAN 17:
Liver [Schwartz][SR][TAR]
Biliary system / Gallbladder and the extrahepatic biliary system [Schwartz] [SR][TAR]

JAN 18:
Pancreas [Schwartz][SR][TAR]

JAN 19:
Trauma (to abdominal organs) [Schwartz][SR][TAR]

JAN 20:
Gastrointestinal hormones [TAR]


CV/RESPIRATORY (Junior exam 7.8%, Senior exam 16.7%)

JAN 21:
Cardiac surgery / Congenital heart disease / Acquired heart disease [Schwartz][SR][TAR]
Thoracic surgery / Chest wall, lung, mediastinum and pleura [Schwartz][SR][TAR]
Trauma (to cardiac and lungs) [Schwartz] [SR][TAR]

JAN 22:
Vascular surgery/ Thoracic aneurysms and aortic dissection / Arterial disease / Venous and lymphatic disease [Schwartz] [SR][TAR]


GU, Head and Neck, Skin, Musculoskeletal, CNS (Junior exam 7.8%, Senior exam 16.7%)

JAN 23:
Otolaryngology / Disorders of the Head and Neck [Schwartz] [SR][TAR]

JAN 24:
Plastic and reconstructive surgery / Skin / The skin and subcutaneous tissue / Soft tissues [Schwartz][TAR]
Melanoma [SR][TAR]

Sarcoma / Soft tissue sarcomas [Schwartz][SR][TAR]
BIOPSY TECHNIQ FOREARM LESION .

JAN 25:
Trauma [Schwartz][SR][TAR
Neurosurgery [Schwartz][SR][TAR]
Urology [Schwartz][SR][TAR]
Gynecology [Schwartz][SR][TAR]
Orthopedic Surgery [Schwartz] [SR][TAR]
Surgery of the hand and wrist [Schwartz]

Endocrine, Spleen, Lymphoma, Breast (Junior exam 7.8%, Senior exam 16.7%)
JAN 26:
Lymphoma
Spleen [Schwartz][SR][TAR]

JAN 27:
Thyroid [Schwartz][SR][TAR]

Parathyroid [Schwartz][SR][TAR]

Adrenal gland [Schwartz][SR][TAR]
- ABSITE REVIEW: ADRENAL GLAND .

Pituitary gland [TAR]

JAN 28:
Breast [Schwartz][SR][TAR]
DYSFUNCT LONG THORAC N INJ MASTECT .
ABSITE Review Questions Breast Cancer .
ABSITE REVIEW: BREAST .
ABSITE Review Questions Breast Anatomy .

NOT SPECIFICALLY INCLUDED

JAN 29:
Pediatric Surgery [Schwartz][SR][TAR]
ABSITE REVIEW: PEDIATRIC SURGERY .

JAN 30:
REVIEW SHORT TERM MEMORY TOPICS INCLUDING GASTROINTESTINAL HORMONES, CALCULATIONS, ETC.

I KNOW THE TEST IS NOT ON JAN 30TH, SO YOU WILL HAVE TO PUSH SOME OF THESE DATES UP A BIT.

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