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In-Service Exam for Surgeons

The 2024 In-Service Examination provides the most current information on the core curriculum of plastic surgery. The exam offers surgeons in practice the opportunity to challenge themselves and assess their knowledge of the entire scope of plastic surgery. Relevant questions in basic science will be included in each of the five categories. Surgeons have the flexibility to take two, three, four or five modules of this exam, with each section scored independently. A minimum passing score of 30% has been set for this activity.

In-Service Exam Highlights

  • The exam consists of 250 questions covering the following areas: Comprehensive, Hand/Extremities, Craniomaxillofacial, Cosmetic/Breast, Core Surgical Principles
  • Each section successfully completed is worth 7.5 credits for a total up to 37.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • The exam window is open April 10, 2024, through June 5, 2024

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the most up-to-date information on the core curriculum of plastic surgery
  • Assess your base knowledge in the five clinical component areas
  • Establish a benchmark for areas of focus needing further concentrated educational efforts
  • Attend appropriate educational activities based upon self-assessment evaluation

NOTE: Beginning in 2024, ASPS will no longer provide a post-exam syllabus to participants of the In-Service Exams. The newly developed In-Service Exam Rationales & References Guide will be the made available to all examinees and will be found at the exam site dashboards after the close of each exam.

For Your Aesthetic Practice!

The Life-Long Learning Exercise (L3E): 2024 Aesthetic In-Service is our Aesthetic only self-assessment available to all 2024 In-Service Exam participants at special reduced pricing. This activity will provide additional focus for the cosmetic subspecialty and will include:

  • 200 Aesthetic surgery questions
  • Eligible for up to 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Exam window is open June 12, 2024, through August 7, 2024
  • Special pricing available when purchased with the 2024 In-Service Exam
    • Available through June 4, 2024

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