SCORE Curriculum Outline

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  • The SCORE Curriculum Outline for General Surgery Residency is a list of patient care and medical knowledge topics to be covered in a five-year general surgery residency training program. Originally published in 2008, it is updated annually with input from SCORE member organizations and specialty surgical societies. This outline has been approved by SCORE as the basis for a full surgical residency curriculum.
  • The Patient Care outline consists of 28 organ system-based categories containing a total of 574 topics. Each category is separated into diseases/conditions (broad and focused) and operations/procedures (essential-common, essential-uncommon, and complex). The Medical Knowledge section contains 13 categories and 81 topics.
  • The outline for 2013-2014 is now available—see links below. Copies of the outline will be mailed to ACGME-accredited general surgery residency programs and SCORE Portal subscribers.
  • For this year's edition, some procedures have been consolidated and several Complex topics removed. The Excel version contains separate tabs listing all changes made this year. Note the topic names may not directly match those currently on the SCORE Portal; this outline is forward-looking, reflecting the latest updates.
  • 2013-2014 SCORE Curriculum Outline - PDF version
  • 2013-2014 SCORE Curriculum Outline - Excel version

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Core Curriculum Outline for Vascular Surgery Residents
  • A similar outline has been created specifically for integrated vascular surgery residents. The SCORE Core Curriculum Outline for Vascular Surgery Residents is a list of patient care and medical knowledge topics, derived from the SCORE Curriculum Outline for General Surgery Residency, representing the core surgical knowledge expected of individuals who complete integrated vascular surgery residency programs.
  • SCORE Core Curriculum Outline for Vascular Surgery Residents (pdf)

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

Updated: May 2013

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