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We have 1,207 Multiple-choice 1st, 2nd, and 3rd order questions with four detailed teaching points linked to 556 PubMed indexed review articles related to the Thoracic Surgery Board Certification Examination. You can customize practice questions to anatomical and clinical Thoracic Surgeon subject areas. In addition, you will have access to a 250 question pre- and post-test Thoracic Surgery Examination to help you target learning and identify areas that need further study. Analytics and reports allow you to compare your scores to other students.
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Thoracic Surgery Examination Overview
How many hours is the Thoracic Surgery Examination?
The Thoracic Surgery Examination is 5.5 hours.
How many questions is the Thoracic Surgery Examination?
The Thoracic Surgery Examination is 250 questions.
What topics are covered on the Thoracic Surgery Examination?
Topics include: General Thoracic Surgery: Lung, Trachea/Bronchi, Pleura, Mediastinum, Esophagus, Chest Wall, and Diaphragm. Cardiac Surgery: Valvular Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Diseases of the Great Vessels, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Other Conditions and Operations, Extracorporeal Circulation and Life Support, Myocardial Protection, Postoperative Care, and Transplant. Thoracic Surgery Critical Care: Ventilator Management, Bleeding (non-trauma), Hemodynamic Instability, Organ Dysfunction/Failure, Dysrhythmias, Invasive Line Management, and Nutrition.
Thoracic Surgery Examination MCQs (1,207)
Our question bank for the Thoracic Surgery Examination covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 8 questions
- Cardiovascular - 343 questions
- Connective Tissue - 12 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 71 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 31 questions
- Eyes - 4 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 191 questions
- Genetics - 18 questions
- Genitourinary - 7 questions
- Growth and Development - 55 questions
- Gynecologic - 7 questions
- Hematologic - 29 questions
- Infectious - 139 questions
- Integument - 20 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 120 questions
- Nervous - 80 questions
- Nutrition - 2 questions
- Obstetric - 5 questions
- Oncologic - 226 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 3 questions
- Pulmonary - 787 questions
- Renal - 7 questions
- Surgery - 422 questions
- Toxicology - 14 questions
- Trauma - 259 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 39 questions
- Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 3 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 5 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 1 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 26 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 27 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 323 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 2 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 345 questions
- Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 1 questions
- Culture/Spiritualilty (Beliefs, Practices, Ethics) - 1 questions
- Causes - 417 questions
- Classification - 181 questions
- Differential - 456 questions
- Epidemiology - 33 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 254 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 153 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 82 questions
- Evaluation Nuclear Medicine - 6 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 298 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 636 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 5 questions
- History Physical - 1102 questions
- Legal - 1 questions
- Pathophysiology - 428 questions
- Patient Education - 15 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 668 questions
- Toxicology - 8 questions
- Treatment Medical - 320 questions
- Treatment Occupation/Physical Therapy - 3 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 9 questions
- Treatment Radiation - 15 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 4 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 563 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 3 questions
- Clinical Education - 39 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 23 questions
- Drug Information - 14 questions
- Pharmaceutics (Safely dosing medications) - 8 questions
- Pharmacokinetics (Drug movement in body) - 2 questions
Thoracic Surgery Examination Articles (556)
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Children commonly swallow foreign bodies. Coins are the most commonly swallowed foreign body that comes to medical attention in the U.S.; in other ...
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The primary goal for the treatment of laryngeal cancer is the control of the disease. Preservation of speech, swallowing functions, and avoidance o ...
The thoracic duct is the largest lymphatic duct in the body, with a typical length of 45 cm and a ...
Blastomycosis is a fungal infection caused by the organism which is endemic in the soils of t ...
Tuberculosis remains a major public health concern and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in developing countries. Tu ...
Microscopic polyangiitis is a small vessel necrotizing vasculitis, a part of a large spectrum of disorders termed as anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-an ...
The first report of the Ghon complex was by Anton Ghon (1866-1936), an Austrian pathologist who described primary tuberculosis to have the findings ...
Gastric volvulus is a rare, clinical event that occurs in both adults and pediatric patients. In 1886, Berti was the first to describe a gastric vo ...
Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is a constellation of symptoms that arise from a congenital heart defect and result in ...
The mediastinum is a complex anatomic space within the central thoracic cavity, surrounded by the lungs. It extends from the thoracic inlet su ...
In the United States, trauma remains the leading cause of death in those less than 44 years of age, and for those older than 45, trauma is one of t ...
Atypical mycobacteria or nontuberculous mycobacteria are organisms that cause various diseases such as skin and soft tissue infection, lymphadeniti ...
Non-expandable lung (NEL) is a term used to describe entities that are characterized by the inability of the lung to expand into the chest cavity o ...
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