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The SCORE® Portal is an innovative, nonprofit initiative to provide residents and residency programs with high-quality educational materials and a structured program for self-learning in all areas of general surgery and related specialties. The content of the portal is aligned with the SCORE Curriculum Outline, a list of topics to be covered in a five-year general surgery residency. 

Quick Access to Learning Resources

The portal contains more than 750 modules covering all six competency areas. The portal also features:

  • Chapters from 12 leading surgical textbooks
  • 2000+ multiple-choice questions for resident self-assessment
  • 200+ narrated operative videos
  • This Week in SCORE® (TWIS) - a topic of the week program

All in one easy-to-use website! All materials are developed by surgical educators and reviewed by the SCORE Editorial Board.

This Week in SCORE

A subscription to the SCORE Portal includes access to This Week in SCORE (TWIS) — 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 provides a systematic way for users to cover the portal's content. Residents and training programs are able to track performance on the quizzes, including on individual quiz questions.

TWIS may be used by training 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. Training programs also have the option of editing the TWIS schedule to create their own custom topic schedule.

The SCORE Modules

Modules on the SCORE Portal contain:

  • Learning Objectives
    • Written by surgical faculty with direct links to related resources
  • Discussion Questions
    • Open-ended questions to allow residents to assess their understanding of the topic
  • Text Resources and Videos
    • Textbook chapters, practice guidelines, procedure guidelines, and operative videos
  • Self-Assessment Quizzes
    • Answer multiple-choice questions on that topic and view your score

Residents can also mark modules as started or complete and track their progress over the course of their residency. Program administrators and faculty can assign modules and/or resources and view reports on residents' progress by category, module, PGY level or resident.

Self-Assessment Questions

More than 2000 multiple-choice questions are available to help residents assess their knowledge. Users can create custom quizzes to test their knowledge in one or several areas. Correct and incorrect answers are provided along with explanations and references. Based on the user's quiz history, SCORE resources are then suggested for further review.

Benefits of Using the SCORE Portal

The SCORE Portal is a comprehensive online resource that facilitates surgical education at all stages of training.

Residents can use the portal to:

  • prepare for operative cases
  • prepare for weekly conferences and other events
  • improve their fund of knowledge about patient care
  • learn about topics not emphasized in their current curriculum
  • build their own self-study/learning plan
  • study for exams

Programs can use the portal to:

  • assign modules or other SCORE resources in preparation for weekly conferences or other events
  • use TWIS and other resources to cover conditions not typically seen at their institution
  • incorporate materials from the website into presentations and face-to-face teaching
  • use the open-ended discussion questions as the basis for discussion in group teaching sessions
  • create rotation-based curricula through TWIS or with other SCORE resources

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet Explorer 11 or later, latest versions of Firefox, Safari, or Chrome
  • Flash Player 9
  • JavaScript enabled for optimal experience

How to Cite Your Contributions:


Thornblade LW, O’Keefe GE. Hepatic Injury - Packing and Repair/Resection. The SCORE Portal. Published December 2018. Accessed January 3, 2019.


Nguyen H, Smith RJ. Image contributor, “Splenectomy." The SCORE Portal. Published January 2019. Accessed…

TWIS questions:

Alpendre C. Item writer for the TWIS MIS Principles quiz. The SCORE Portal. Published June 2, 2019. Accessed….

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