American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes


Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®) is a premier educational resource for practicing surgeons. The 17th edition of SESAP provides the same high-caliber, rigorously peer-reviewed content as past editions, and also offers many new features that allow surgeons to tailor their learning through SESAP to address individual needs and preferences.

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SESAP 17 consists of 650 newly constructed, multiple-choice, case-based questions. Each question is followed by a thorough critique addressing each answer option, citations from current literature, and related images. This edition continues the tradition of offering unsurpassed quality educational content developed across two years by nine committees with a total of 54 practicing surgeon authors representing a range of clinical and academic environments, general surgery and surgical specialties, and practices from every region of the United States. Participants can earn up to 109 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

An array of new tools allows surgeons to leverage the breadth and depth of SESAP 17 content and find specific information in seconds. Learners can highlight text and use the My Library feature to create and customize folders with notes and bookmarked material for easy future reference. Targeted search functionality offers filters and advanced strategies to provide focused, relevant results and record past searches. To reinforce learning, SESAP 17 includes more than 162 flashcards that are linked to specific program content. For those who want additional practice, SESAP content can be reset and completed multiple times to aid in learning and retention. Finally, SESAP 17 includes peer comparisons that display comparative metrics in real time.

SESAP 17 was designed to promote excellence and expertise by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education. Whether one is seeking to stay current with the breadth of general surgery, enhance knowledge in a specific area, readily access the latest surgical knowledge, or excel on an examination, SESAP 17 is an ideal resource.

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