SCORE Curriculum Outline

General Surgery

The SCORE Curriculum Outline for General Surgery is a list of topics to be covered in a five-year general surgery residency training program. Originally published in 2008, the outline is updated annually.

The 2017-2018 Curriculum Outline for General Surgery is now available, covering all six ACGME competencies:

Vascular Surgery
  • 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.

SCORE is a nonprofit consortium of U.S. surgical organizations, including the ABS, with the mission of improving the education of trainees in general surgery and its related specialties. For more information about SCORE, see our About SCORE page or visit

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