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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 (4,888)
Our question bank for the General Surgery Exam covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 44 questions
- Cardiovascular - 718 questions
- Connective Tissue - 129 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 281 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 282 questions
- Eyes - 28 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 1994 questions
- Genetics - 48 questions
- Genitourinary - 284 questions
- Growth and Development - 60 questions
- Gynecologic - 189 questions
- Hematologic - 200 questions
- Infectious - 459 questions
- Integument - 483 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 921 questions
- Nervous - 548 questions
- Nutrition - 73 questions
- Obstetric - 54 questions
- Oncologic - 823 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 33 questions
- Pulmonary - 419 questions
- Renal - 118 questions
- Surgery - 2105 questions
- Toxicology - 98 questions
- Trauma - 1312 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 202 questions
- Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 27 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 77 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 28 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 283 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 126 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 2159 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 15 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 2476 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 - 2167 questions
- Classification - 642 questions
- Differential - 2312 questions
- Epidemiology - 111 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 904 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 867 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 431 questions
- Evaluation Nuclear Medicine - 43 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 897 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 1917 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 80 questions
- History Physical - 5008 questions
- Legal - 27 questions
- Pathophysiology - 2103 questions
- Patient Education - 143 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 3088 questions
- Toxicology - 71 questions
- Treatment Medical - 1505 questions
- Treatment Occupation/Physical Therapy - 16 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 61 questions
- Treatment Radiation - 39 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 18 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 2344 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 42 questions
- Clinical Education - 192 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 178 questions
- Biostatics and Calculations - 4 questions
- Drug Information - 163 questions
- Pharmaceutics (Safely dosing medications) - 88 questions
- Pharmacokinetics (Drug movement in body) - 14 questions
General Surgery Exam Articles (2,021)
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Traumatic injuries can range from minor wounds to major, complex injuries causing shock and multi-system organ dysfunction. Trauma is the leading c ...
Crohn disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), first described by Crohn, Ginsberg, and Oppenheimer in 1932.
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Body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, formally known as dysmorphophobia, is a psychiatric condition defined in the DSM 5 as a preoccupation with a perc ...
Mollart and Goulon first coined the term 'coma depasse,' meaning a state beyond coma, for brain death.
Krukenburg tumor is a metastatic malignancy of the ovary characterized by mucin-rich signet-ring adenocarcinoma that primarily arises from a gastro ...
Autoimmune hepatitis refers to chronic and progressive inflammation of the liver from an unknown cause. The proposed mechanism for the development ...
Parenteral and enteral feedings are considered in patients with insufficient oral intake or contraindications to anything by mouth. Nutri ...
Horseshoe kidneys are the most common fusion defect of the kidneys, but this still amounts to only about 0.25% of the population
Vasopressors and inotropes are medications used to create vasoconstriction or increase cardiac contractility, respectively, in patients with shock ...
The trachea is a cartilaginous tube that courses through the neck and upper chest to connect the pharynx and larynx to the lungs. The trachea bifur ...
Duodenal ulcers are part of a broader disease state categorized as peptic ulcer disease. Peptic ulcer disease refers to the clinical presentation a ...
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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