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General Surgery

The SCORE 2020-2021 Curriculum Outline for General Surgery (PDF; XLS) is a list of topics to be covered in a five-year general surgery residency training program. The outline is updated annually. The patient care topics in this outline are stratified into two levels:

CORE: Diseases and procedures encountered in general surgery for which a graduate of training will possess significant knowledge and be able to provide comprehensive care, including procedural competency. 
ADVANCED: Diseases and procedures that are not consistently part of general surgery practice for which a graduate of training should have sufficient knowledge to make a diagnosis and provide initial management. In some instances, graduates will have sufficient knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive care.

This Week in SCORE - General Surgery is 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.


Pediatric Surgery

The SCORE Curriculum Outline for Pediatric Surgery lists patient care topics to be covered in a two-year pediatric surgery training program.


Surgical Critical Care

The SCORE Curriculum Outline for Surgical Critical Care lists patient care topics to be covered in a two-year surgical critical care training program.


Surgical Oncology

The SCORE Curriculum Outline for Complex General Surgical Oncology is designed to be completed over the course of a 24-month Surgical Oncology Training Program and represents core education in Complex General Surgical Oncology. 

This Week in SCORE - Complex General Surgical Oncology (PDF; XLS) is a sequence of suggested topics over a two-year cycle. Each week features a new topic and a set of related modules, providing a systematic way for users to cover the CGSO Fellowship content.


Vascular Surgery  

The SCORE Curriculum Outline for Vascular Surgery lists patient care topics to be covered in a five-year integrated or two-year independent vascular surgery training program.

This Week in SCORE - Vascular Surgery for Fellows is a sequence of suggested topics over a two-year cycle where the VSCORE modules repeat yearly and the SCORE core general surgery modules repeat every other year. This sequence is meant to give fellows exposure to all VSCORE modules twice during their fellowship. Each week features a new topic and a set of related modules, providing a systematic way for users to cover the Vascular Surgery-Fellowship Level content.

This Week in SCORE - Vascular Surgery for Integrated Residents is a sequence of suggested topics over a two-year cycle where both the VSCORE and the SCORE core general surgery modules repeat every other year. This sequence is meant to be a less onerous time commitment for integrated residents, giving them exposure to all VSCORE modules two to three times during their residency. Each week features a new topic and a set of related modules, providing a systematic way for users to cover the Vascular Surgery-Fellowship Level content.


American Board of Surgery Flexible Endoscopy Curriculum 

The American Board of Surgery announced in March 2014 a new requirement for board certification in general surgery. Completion of the ABS Flexible Endoscopy Curriculum will be required of certification applicants who graduate from residency in the 2017-2018 academic year or thereafter. The Flexible Endoscopy Curriculum contains links to SCORE modules and resources (see Appendices A and B), to assist residents in gaining the knowledge and skills to perform flexible endoscopy.


Note that topics listed in these outlines may not directly match modules currently on the SCORE Portal — the outlines are forward-looking, reflecting the latest updates.