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General Surgery Exam Overview
How many hours is the General Surgery Exam?
The General Surgery Exam is 8 hours.
How many questions is the General Surgery Exam?
The General Surgery Exam is 300 questions.
What topics are covered on the General Surgery Exam?
Topics include: Abdomen - 12%, Alimentary Tract - 15%, Endoscopy - 2%, Breast - 7%, Endocrine - 5%, Skin - 2%, Critical Care - 10%, Trauma - 8%, Vascular - 7%, Transplantation - 2%, Thoracic - 2%, Pediatric - 2%, Head and Neck - 2%, Subspecialties - 4%, Applied Science - 13%, Preop and Periop - 2%, and Miscellaneous - 5%
General Surgery Exam MCQs (4,606)
Our question bank for the General Surgery Exam covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 44 questions
- Cardiovascular - 670 questions
- Connective Tissue - 125 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 261 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 256 questions
- Eyes - 27 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 1884 questions
- Genetics - 46 questions
- Genitourinary - 275 questions
- Growth and Development - 56 questions
- Gynecologic - 183 questions
- Hematologic - 195 questions
- Infectious - 429 questions
- Integument - 442 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 881 questions
- Nervous - 495 questions
- Nutrition - 70 questions
- Obstetric - 55 questions
- Oncologic - 773 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 31 questions
- Pulmonary - 392 questions
- Renal - 110 questions
- Surgery - 1951 questions
- Toxicology - 87 questions
- Trauma - 1241 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 167 questions
- Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 23 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 75 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 28 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 246 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 128 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 1884 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 15 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 2161 questions
- Caring (Hope and Support) - 3 questions
- Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 27 questions
- Teaching/Learning (Promotes Behavior Change) - 10 questions
- Culture/Spiritualilty (Beliefs, Practices, Ethics) - 7 questions
- Causes - 2013 questions
- Classification - 595 questions
- Differential - 2083 questions
- Epidemiology - 93 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 837 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 812 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 366 questions
- Evaluation Nuclear Medicine - 39 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 827 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 1817 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 74 questions
- History Physical - 4694 questions
- Legal - 26 questions
- Pathophysiology - 1921 questions
- Patient Education - 140 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 2830 questions
- Toxicology - 64 questions
- Treatment Medical - 1396 questions
- Treatment Occupation/Physical Therapy - 15 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 53 questions
- Treatment Radiation - 38 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 17 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 2202 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 38 questions
- Clinical Education - 150 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 152 questions
- Biostatics and Calculations - 3 questions
- Drug Information - 154 questions
- Pharmaceutics (Safely dosing medications) - 81 questions
- Pharmacokinetics (Drug movement in body) - 14 questions
General Surgery Exam Articles (1,918)
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Injury to the biliary tree poses a unique challenge for the surgeon due to the variable anatomy, limited working space, and morbidity of ...
Historically, a bilateral exploration was performed for treatment of hyperparathyroidism. However, in 85% of cases of hyperparathyroidism, a single ...
Le Fort injuries are complex fractures of the midface, named after Rene Le Fort who studied cadaver skulls that were subjected to blunt force traum ...
The interpleural analgesic technique was first described by Reiestad et al. for the treatment of acute postoperative pain.
An anal fissure is a common benign anorectal disease affecting both children and adults. It is defined as a ...
Human limbs are composed of muscle groups divided by fascial membranes into anatomic compartments. When a limb sustains trauma (i.e., crush injury, ...
Trauma to the vascular system can be devastating. The first urgent repair of an arterial injury in the literature occurred on June 15, 1759, b ...
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the most frequent site in the body for several types of abnormal blood vessels, which represent irregularities i ...
Disulfiram is one of three drugs approved by the FDA for the treatment of alcohol dependence. It is a second-line option (acamprosate and ...
An inverted nipple is a condition defined as the nipple, which is retracted inwards, rather than pointing outwards, as is seen in normal anatomy. I ...
The FDA-approved indications for desflurane are induction or maintenance of anesthesia in adults. It may also be used for maintenance of anesthesia ...
Acalculous cholecystitis is a form of cholecystitis caused by dysfunction or hypokinesis of gallbladder emptying. The more commonly encountere ...
Joseph R Lee MD Assistant Professor Residency Program Director East Tennessee State Un College of Med American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Clinical Fellowship in Transplantation Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) Johnson City TN
Sebastiano Cassaro MD Associate Clinical Professor Surgery Residency Program Director UN California Irvine / Kaweah Delta FACS Visalia CA
Tanya Egodage MD Assistant Professor of Surgery Cooper University Hospital Camden NJ
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