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Curriculum Outline

Curriculum Outline for General Surgery

The SCORE Curriculum Outline for General Surgery is a list of topics to be covered in a five-year general surgery residency training program. The outline is updated annually.

  •  2016-2017 Outline - Spreadsheet:
    Excel version     PDF version
  •  2016-2017 Outline - Booklet: 
    PDF version 

Curriculum Outline for Vascular Surgery

The SCORE Curriculum Outline for Vascular Surgery (PDF version) is now available, encompassing vascular surgery patient care topics to be covered in an integrated or independent vascular surgery training program.

Note that topics listed in these outlines may not directly match modules currently on the SCORE Portal—the outlines are forward-looking, reflecting the latest updates.

This Week in SCORE (TWIS)

SCORE is pleased to offer This Week in SCORE® (TWIS) to assist general surgery residents and training programs in covering the SCORE Portal’s content. TWIS is a sequence of suggested topics over a two-year cycle. Each week a new topic is featured, along with the related modules and a new 10-question quiz.

TWIS may be used by programs for didactic conference planning or by residents to create self-study plans. There are also four weeks "off" per year, to allow time for catching up or individual review.

Residents and programs are able to track performance on the weekly quizzes, including on individual quiz questions.TWIS is available to all portal subscribers - please log in to view the TWIS area. For more information about TWIS, please contact us.

American Board of Surgery
Flexible Endoscopy Curriculum

The American Board of Surgery has announced a new requirement for certification in general surgery. The ABS Flexible Endoscopy Curriculum will be required of certification applicants who complete residency in the 2017-2018 academic year or thereafter.

The Flexible Endoscopy Curriculum contains links to SCORE modules and resources (see Appendices A and B), to assist residents in gaining the knowledge and skills to perform flexible endoscopy.


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