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CHARACT COHORT STUDY – Junior Absite Topic

CHARACT COHORT STUDY [J]

– Cohort studies are prospective where a group with a defined exposure is followed as compared to similar group with no exposure.

– Outcomes are measured and Relative Risk is calculated.

– This is equal to [a/(a+b)]/[c/(c+d)].

– Cohort studies are good for studying rare exposures or diseases and may suggest (but not prove) causality.

– Drawbacks include high cost, long follow-up times, and study dropout.

JAN 8: Statistics and Epidemiology.  ABSITE Review Questions Statistics .

ABSITE KILLER Q&A and ABSITE REVIEW PRACTICE TEST


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:
Wound Healing [Schwartz][SR][TAR]
ABSITE Review Questions Wound Healing .
ABSITE REVIEW: WOUND HEALING .

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

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

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

JAN 5:
Surgical Infectious Disease/ Surgical Infection / Antibiotics [Schwartz] [SR][TAR]
Immunology [SR][TAR]
Inflammation and Cytokines [TAR]
Pharmacology [TAR]

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 .

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

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

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

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

JAN 10:

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]

ABSITE REVIEW: NUTRITION AND METABOLISM .
Absite Review Questions Metabolism and Caloric Requirements .

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.

GOOD LUCK!  LEAVE A COMMENT IF YOU FOUND THIS HELPFUL!!

ABSITE KILLER Q&A

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