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In-Service Exam for Surgeons

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The 2018 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 exam with each section scored independently. A minimum passing score of 30% has been set for this activity in compliance with the American Medical Association.

The exam is broken down to sections covering the following:

  • Comprehensive
  • Hand/Extremities
  • Craniomaxillofacial
  • Cosmetic/Breast
  • Core Surgical Principles

Learning Objectives

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