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General Surgery Question Banks

ABSITE & ABS Qualifying Practice Questions

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Trusted by General Surgery residents and programs nationwide.

TrueLearn is one of my favorite resources to prepare for the ABSITE. It is easy to use anytime anywhere. The platform is simple to navigate and adjust settings to fit your study needs. I especially appreciate the in-depth explanations of answers and the links to sources for further reading.

My program director was shocked that all I had used to study for ABSITE was TrueLearn. I did all of the questions at least once and studied from the explanations and each answer choice and scored at the 87th percentile. I am very pleased with Truelearn.

Used ABSITE & ABS qbanks to prep for my ABSITE. Love how they update the questions/answers/explanations based on feedback. Very useful tool with extensive explanations to prep for the test. Would recommend for surgery residents!

For what may be the biggest exam of my life, I trusted TrueLearn to help me solidify my surgical knowledge and assure my future for myself, my family, and my patients.

I used TruLearn for every ABSITE in residency and the qualifying exam. I truly believe it was the most accurate representation of what the actual tests would be like. The customer service is top notch as well – when the qualifying exam was delayed, TrueLearn extended my subscription free of charge.

The foundation to great General Surgery board review starts with great content!


The Most Stringent Item Writing Process

It’s all about the quality and starts with high-performing physicians who draft initial General Surgery questions and answer explanations. All items go through a peer-review process. We then introduce items through beta trials. Once items are fully vetted for accuracy and blueprint alignment, they are finally introduced to our live SmartBanks.

Constant Feedback And Question Refreshes

We use in-app customer ratings for the initial layer of quality feedback. Our editorial team reviews this feedback and pulls items out of the rotation when necessary to ensure our Smartbanks’ quality standards. We are always introducing new questions and editions as the blueprints change to ensure the most accurate exam experience.

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TrueLearn SmartBank: Not Just Another Surgery Question Bank

With thousands of general surgery practice questions, powerful analytics, learning science, benchmarking, and personalization, you get the most effective study platform on the market.

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The next evolution of the TrueLearn SmartBank

TrueLearn’s SmartBank leverages learning science to empower residents to perform their best on the General Surgery Board Exams. We provide the most realistic Surgery Boards experience on the market. Train in a computer-simulated environment with ABS-style practice questions written to mirror those you will encounter on test day.

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SmartBanks use learning science to turn average test-takers into experts

SmartBanks combine expert-written questions in the style of the exam with state-of-the-art technology to leverage the proven benefits of retrieval practice. Start by setting performance goals and watch yourself improve. You also have the ability to track yourself against your peers every time you take a quiz or assessment. Our SmartCards, peer tracking, and predictive scoring models will tell you exactly where you stand today and how to reach your goals.

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TrueLearn leverages practice retrieval to its fullest potential

It’s simple. The more practice questions you take with TrueLearn, the better you will perform on test day. Take advantage of proven methodologies such as spaced repetition, interleaving, and varied practice to optimize your learning experience using our SmartBanks. Our approach is data-driven, and we have the results to back it up!

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  • 1,000+ ABSITE Practice Questions
  • Aligned to the ABSITE Blueprint & SCORE® Curriculum
  • Written by Board-Certified Physicians
  • Performance Analytics & Real-Time National Benchmarking
  • Activate When Ready
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ABS Qualifying Exam

  • 1,500+ Practice Questions
  • Mapped To The Actual ABS Exam Blueprint
  • Written by Board-Certified Physicians
  • Performance Analytics & Real-Time National Benchmarking
  • Activate When Ready
  • First-Time Pass Guarantee
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General Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

The best way to start preparing for the ABS Qualifying Exam (QE) is to study well for the ABSITE in your earlier years of residency, and to use a dedicated question bank to prepare for the QE in your final year. By doing this, you’ll develop good study habits and will know which resources are right for you. If you are planning to take the QE, we recommend checking out our ABS Qualifying Exam SmartBank. If you’re preparing for the ABSITE, you’ll be interested in our ABSITE SmartBank.

ABS Qualifying Exam scores are converted into a scale of 100 to 900. A passing score is 400. Each question is analyzed according to how many examinees answered correctly and how those examinees performed on other questions. ABSITE scores contribute to the strength of your surgical fellowship application. It is recommended that you aim to be above the 50th percentile. Our SmartBank’s peer benchmarking and performance dashboard will help you predict how you’ll do on the actual exam.

In the event of a failing score on the ABS Qualifying Exam, TrueLearn subscribers who purchased an ABS Qualifying SmartBank for 90 days or more can redeem their Pass Guarantee. We will provide a complimentary subscription equal in length to the subscription you originally purchased to help you prepare for your next attempt.

We are continuously assessing our range of topics and adding new board-style practice questions to our General Surgery question banks throughout the year. The ABSITE SmartBank includes over 1,000 questions and the ABS Qualifying SmartBank contains over 1,500.

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