Category: Surgery

Surgery Board Review News and Information

The 1100 multiple-choice questions on the Surgery Exam are designed to test both general surgical principles and your applied science knowledge. While the eight-hour, single-day American Board of Surgery General Surgery Qualifying Examination may seem like a challenge, you can walk into your ABS Board Certification exam as prepared as possible by reviewing our extensive bank of sample questions and taking advantage of our additional test prep resources.

You Know You’re a Surgeon When…

You Know You’re a Surgeon When…

Sometime between the rigors of medical school and your full-time practice as a surgeon, you may have realized that the profession changed the way ...
An Interview with 2nd Year Surgical Resident James Park

An Interview with 2nd Year Surgical Resident James Park

  Whether you're considering medical school, well into your undergrad, or trying to nail down a specialty, it's always beneficial to hear ...
Twerking in the Operating Room – What’s On Your Playlist?

Twerking in the Operating Room – What’s On Your Playlist?

  Although it's an ongoing debate on whether listening to music can help you focus, many of us are tuned in at work to block out outsi ...
Try Your Hand at 4 Free Surgical Technologist Board Practice Questions

Try Your Hand at 4 Free Surgical Technologist Board Practice Questions

So, you're studying for your Surgical Technology Board Exam. Whether you're gearing up for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or the Surgic ...
Malpractice: What Will Get You Sued

Malpractice: What Will Get You Sued

Congratulations, you are a practicing physician! Get ready to be sued. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but before you finish your medical ca ...
I Look Like A Surgeon: Cory Barrat

I Look Like A Surgeon: Cory Barrat

We’ve loved learning about all of the inspiring surgeons around the country in our I Look Like A Surgeon Series. Today meet Cory, a Colorectal Sur ...
I Look Like A Surgeon: Nina Shapiro

I Look Like A Surgeon: Nina Shapiro

The medical field is filled with diversity and inspiring surgeons. Today we’re excited to profile Dr. Nina L. Shapiro, an industry role model with d ...

FAQs about the Surgery Recertification Exam

Here are some common questions that we are asked about the Surgery MOC Exam: How much does the exam cost? The general surgery MOC examination costs $4 ...

Free Surgical Technology Practice Questions for the CST or CSFA Exams

Preparing to become a CST or CSFA? Get ready for your exam with a some free sample Surgical Tech practice questions from the BoardVitals Surgical Tech ...
Tips and Tricks for the ABOto Qualifying Exam

Tips and Tricks for the ABOto Qualifying Exam

  Guest Post by Parker Velargo, MD The process of preparing for the ABOto Qualifying Exam can be quite overwhelming without adequate organiza ...

Top Ten Tips for Taking the NBSTSA Surgical Technology Exam

Surgical Technologists take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) certification exam. The test contains 200 questi ...

6 Best Blogs/Sites for the Surgery Board Exams

Every year we spend time talking to Surgeons who took their boards – what worked well and what didn’t. Without fail, the average study time for the in ...
Overcoming Your Fear of the Surgery Board Written Exam

Overcoming Your Fear of the Surgery Board Written Exam

If you're scheduled to take the written Surgery Board Exam in the near future, you may be feeling understandably nervous. After all, this exam will be ...

Simple Ways to Make the Most of Board Reviews-Board Vitals

Medical specialty board exams are vigorous tests of your subject knowledge. Without a clear plan and study schedule, you’re likely to wind up feeling ...
Why You Need Help Passing Your Board Exam

Why You Need Help Passing Your Board Exam

There are many challenges associated with taking and passing the medical board exam. If you are a would-be physician with only the board exam standing ...

Surgery Board Review Practice Questions

The Surgery Board Exam can be very difficult, with a pass rate dipping as low as 75%. It’s also a very lengthy exam, lasting approximately eight hours ...
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