And review books to boot!

How to study for the ABSITE exam

Here’s a list of ABSITE review books and resources for surgery residents. Studying for the exam requires dedicating time during your busy schedule to review at least one of these books. The ABSITE exam is at the end of January. Good luck!



You may click on the links to read reviews by general surgery residents.

The ABSITE Review by Steven M Fiser.
The Surgical Review: An Integrated Basic and Clinical Science Study Guideal Review .
Rush University Medical Center Review of Surgery .
The Practice ABSITE Question Book by Steven M. Fiser
The Comprehensive ABSITE Review (Fiser, Comprehensive ABSITE Review) by  Steven M Fiser
The Senior ABSITE Review by Steven M Fiser
The Johns Hopkins ABSITE Review Manual (American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination)
First Aid for the® ABSITE (FIRST AID Specialty Boards)
General Surgery ABSITE and Board Review, Fourth Edition: Pearls of Wisdom
General Surgery Review (For The Written Boards And Absite)
Absite Review, Simplified
Review of Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Topics for ABSITE
Clinical Review of Surgery – ABSITE Edition
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The official website for the ABSITE is

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.” –


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