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. SCORE focuses on all areas of general surgery and related specialties as well as fellowship-level content. The Portal is aligned
with the SCORE Curriculum Outline, a list of topics to be covered in a five-year general surgery residency. SCORE also provides a Pediatric Surgery Curriculum Outline, Surgical Critical Care Curriculum Outline, Surgical Oncology Curriculum Outline, and Vascular Surgery Curriculum Outline.
Quick Access to Learning Resources
More than 800 module topics covering all six competency areas
This Week in SCORE® (TWIS) - a topic of the week program
Chapters from 13 leading surgical textbooks
2300+ multiple-choice questions for resident self-assessment
220+ narrated operative videos
This Week in SCORE Curriculum
A subscription to the SCORE Portal includes access to This Week in SCORE (TWIS) — a sequence of suggested topics over a two-year cycle. TWIS schedules can also be adjusted based on individual program schedules. 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
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.
SCORE Module Topics
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
Trainees can also mark modules as 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.
More than 2300 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. Residents also have the ability to filter questions based on their specialty.
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
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SCORE® is a registered trademark of the Surgical Council on Resident Education Inc.