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New Chief Resident Webinar Session

SCORE hosted a free webinar on June 5 at 9 PM ET for your incoming chief resident leaders. Two members of SCORE’s Resident Advisory Board, Drs. Tess Aulet and Paul McGaha co-hosted the session. The goal of the webinar was to share best practices for resident self-study and tips for implementation of SCORE in general surgery training programs.  

To access a recording of the meeting, please click the link: June 5 Chief Resident Webinar Session.

If you would like to schedule a followup webinar or to contact Dr. Aulet or McGaha, please send an email to

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New ABSITE Study Plan feature released!

SCORE released its newest feature, the ABSITE Study Plan, three weeks ago. Last week, we hosted three live, online webinars to help residents, administrators and program directors get up to speed with the functionality.  The Study Plan enables residents to create a self-diected learning improvement plan using their 2018 ABSITE score report, with a completion date and progress report that is shared with their program director.  Please feel free to review the recordings oft the webinars to learn more about the feature details:

For more information about the ABSITE Study Plan, or to schedule a personal webinar session to walk-though SCORE features, please contact Mark Hickey at or (215) 568-4000, ext. 142.

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Latest SCORE Newsletter

Wondering what's new with SCORE? Learn about new and upcoming features in our October 2018 newsletter! Read about our recent portal enhancements, find out how you can utilize the new ABSITE study plan, check out what's going on with our fellowship-level content, and more.

The SCORE newsletter is automatically sent to users of the SCORE Portal. Other individuals can sign up to receive it here: SCORE News Signup

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SAGES Free Resident Webinar Series

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) offers a series of FREE educational webinars throughout the year. The webinars are developed specifically for residents and feature four SAGES expert panelists. All webinars are scheduled on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00PM Eastern Time with didactic sessions plus an opportunity to chat online with the experts.

Upcoming Webinars 
Please mark your calendars and sign up to attend these important and informative free webinars today at:  

September 18, 2018
Video Coaching vs Telementoring: Extending the Training Envelope
Chair: Brian R. Davis, MD

December 18, 2018
Preparing for ABSITE
Chair: Michael Awad, MD

February 19, 2019
FUSE 2.0 Energy Based Tumor Ablation
Chair: Pascal Fuchshuber, MD

April 16, 2019
Safe Cholecystectomy Curriculum
Chairs: L. Michael Brunt, MD; Bryon F. Santos, MD

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Latest SCORE Newsletter

Wondering what's new with SCORE? Learn about new and upcoming features in our April 2018 newsletter! Read about our expanded key learning points and assignments library, see what great features are coming later in 2018, and check out what the TWIS Topic Schedule for 2018-2019 will look like.

The SCORE newsletter is automatically sent to users of the SCORE Portal. Other individuals can sign up to receive it here: Newsletter Sign Up

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2018-2019 TWIS Topic Schedule

The two-year TWIS topic schedule has been updated to include the 2018-2019 academic year. See our TWIS schedule page for the updated Excel and PDF files.

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Subscription Pricing Update

As the new academic year approaches, some changes to our subscription program will take effect as of May 23, 2018. Programs are free to renew their subscription until that date at our current pricing. As of that date, all programs will be charged a per-trainee fee of $175 per year. This fee applies to residents, fellows, medical students, and physician extenders in training.

The annual program license fee will remain $500 and will continue to cover one program director account, one program administrator account, and five accounts for faculty or additional administrative personnel. The fee for additional faculty members and other institutional personnel will remain at $325 each per year.

Orders can be placed through the SCORE Portal at Please direct any questions to

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Pediatric Surgery NaT Now Available

The SCORE portal now includes access to the Pediatric Surgery NaT from the American Pediatric Surgical Association. The Pediatric Surgery NaT is updated quarterly to keep up with the most recent developments in strategies, techniques and procedures being used in practice. It is written for pediatric surgeons by pediatric surgeons and contains learning objectives, images, videos and more. Look for links to the NaT in our fellowship-level modules.

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Former TWIS Questions Released to Question Bank

We recently released 145 former TWIS (This Week in SCORE) questions to our general question bank, just in time for some last-minute ABSITE prep. Be sure to check them out!

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New Search Functionality

A recent update to the SCORE platform now provides more robust search functionality. When you search for a word or phrase, you will now see the term highlighted in the results snippets along with supporting text. This new feature will make it faster and easier for you to find the resource that you are looking for. Try it out now in the search box above!

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Updated Modules with Key Points

Over the past few weeks, the SCORE team has released updated modules with supporting key points in the learning objectives. These new key points allow for quick review and on-the-go learning.

Be sure to check out the following:

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Pediatric Surgery Curriculum Outline Posted

We have a new addition to our Curriculum Outline page - the SCORE Curriculum Outline for Pediatric Surgery, a list of patient care topics to be covered in a two-year pediatric surgery training program.

The outline has been created with input from the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery, the Association of Pediatric Surgery Training Program Directors, and the American Pediatric Surgical Association. It will be updated periodically to remain contemporary.

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Latest SCORE Newsletter!

Wondering what's the latest with TWIS as well as the rest of the SCORE website? Check out our September 2017 newsletter to learn about the TWIS "national doughnut," our auto-suggest search feature, the key points being added to modules for quick review, and lots of other great new content and features!

The SCORE newsletter is automatically sent to users of the SCORE Portal. Other individuals can sign up to receive it here: Newsletter Sign Up

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Individual Subscriptions Available

SCORE offers individual subscriptions to recent general surgery residency graduates and others who want to continue to use SCORE as a comprehensive learning tool. For $325 per year, individual subscribers have access to all of the SCORE Portal's content, including This Week in SCORE and its new quiz each week, plus all of the portal's modules, textbook chapters, videos and question bank. Subscriptions also make a great gift!

See our Subscribe page to sign up today, or contact for more information.

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2017-2018 General Surgery Curriculum Outline

The 2017-2018 edition of the SCORE Curriculum Outline for General Surgery is now available in spreadsheet and booklet form. Copies of the booklet will be mailed later this month to all general surgery training programs. The outline covers all six ACGME competencies.

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New TWIS Year Underway

The 2017-2018 academic year is underway for This Week in SCORE (TWIS)! With the new year, we are pleased to introduce a new enhancement - each topic now includes direct links to the recommended readings for the week, in addition to the related modules and weekly quiz. Be sure to check it out!

We plan to have all quizzes/weeks for the year posted by the end of August. The entire topic schedule for the year is already available in Excel or PDF format from the TWIS homepage. Quiz performance data from 2016-2017 and previous years is still accessible through our Quiz History/Reports feature.