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Surgery MOC Board Review Topics Covered:

  • Breast
  • Transplantation
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Skin and Soft Tissue
  • Vascular
  • Trauma
  • Endocrine
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Abdomen
  • Miscellaneous Topics
  • Alimentary Tract
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Applied Science
  • Surgical Specialties
  • Endoscopy

About the American Board of Surgery Continuous Certification Assessment in General Surgery

The American Board of Surgery now offers Continuous Certification Assessments to replace the traditional recertification exam for general surgery. It is an open book assessment comprised of 40 questions and is to be taken and passed every other year.

More info about the General Surgery Continuous Certification Assessment can be found here.

More info about the American Board of Surgery Continuous Certification Program can be found here.

ABS General Surgery Continuous Certification Assessment Content Outline

Core Module

  • Perioperative Management of the Patient on Corticosteroids
  • Perioperative Management of the Therapeutically Anticoagulated Patient
  • Preoperative Assessment and Management of Cardiac Risk
  • Preoperative Assessment and Management of Pulmonary Risk
  • Postoperative Delirium
  • Opioid Prescribing
  • Septic Shock
  • Effect of Surgery, Illness, and Injury on Nutritional Requirements
  • Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery: End-of-Life Issues
  • Hypocalcemia and Hypercalcemia
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Prevention of Surgical Site Infection
  • Prophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism
  • Palliative and Hospice Care
  • Wound Closure
  • Mass Casualty Incident
  • Care of the Pregnant Patient
  • Central Venous Catheter Placement

In addition to the Core module that all diplomates must complete, diplomates may select their second module from the following four practice-related areas below:

Abdomen Module

  • Access for Dialysis
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Common Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Hepatic Abscess
  • Hepatic Neoplasms
  • Hernias, including Inguinal and Femoral
  • Pancreatic Cysts and Pseudocysts
  • Pancreatitis - Acute, Chronic, and Necrotizing
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms
  • Peritonitis
  • Small Intestinal Obstruction
  • Spleen, Hemolytic Anemias
  • Surgical Implications of Ascites

Alimentary Tract Module

  • Achalasia
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistulae
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diverticulitis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Esophageal Neoplasms
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux; Barrett's Esophagus
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Surgical Site Infection

Breast Surgery Module

  • Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
  • Axillary Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Lymphadenectomy
  • Benign Breast Disease, including Fibroadenoma and Intraductal Papilloma
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer, Hereditary
  • Breast Cancer, Inflammatory
  • Breast Cancer, Invasive Carcinoma (Ductal, Lobular, All Variants)
  • Breast Cancer, Non-invasive Carcinoma
  • Breast Cancer Surveillance
  • Breast Mass Evaluation
  • Genetic/Genomic Testing
  • Lymphedema/Lymphangitis
  • Mammographic Abnormalities
  • Pleural Effusion/Empyema

Comprehensive General Surgery Module

  • Adrenal Mass
  • Appendicitis
  • Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia of the Breast
  • Bile Duct Injury
  • Breast Cancer, Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Breast Cancer, Hereditary
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Colon and Rectal Injury
  • Duodenal Trauma
  • Electrical Burns
  • Enteral Feeding Tube Placement
  • Hemothorax and Pneumothorax
  • Hepatic Abscess
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Melanoma and Nevi
  • Multi-Trauma Priorities
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Rib and Sternal Fractures
  • Thyroid Cancer

**Oncology questions also included in other content areas.

The BoardVitals question bank also targets the AOBS OCC continuous certification exam. Additional resources may be available via the ACS.

Stated Learning Objectives of the Surgery CME Activity

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the risks and benefits of surgical options
  • Recognize and address common surgical complications
  • Describe the range of surgical techniques that are currently available and assess the context in which the techniques should be used

Reviewing Medical Faculty

  • Cory Barrat, MD
  • Chandrakanth Are, MD

How do I earn Surgery CME Credits?

  1. Check your state requirements for CME where you practice.
  2. Purchase the Surgery Question Bank with optional CME Certificate Add-on.
  3. Answer questions with at least 70% accuracy (you may correct answers as you go).
  4. Redeem and submit the form and evaluation.
  5. Print your PDF certificate of completion.

  6. *Please Note: Non-MOC hours (CME only) are self-reported. Please follow the instructions given by your board to report your CME hours.

    For full steps, view our Support Page on Redeeming CME Hours.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 60 MOC points in the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.





The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 60 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Further Surgery CME info found here.