SCORE - Surgical Council on Resident Education

  • The Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE®) is a nonprofit consortium formed in 2006 by the principal organizations involved in U.S. surgical education, including the ABS. SCORE's mission is to improve the education of residents in general surgery and related specialties through the development of a national curriculum. SCORE has also created a web portal, the SCORE Portal, to deliver educational content aligned with the curriculum to residents and residency training programs.
  • The SCORE Curriculum is designed to define the specialty of general surgery and provide greater assurance that residents are receiving sufficient training in all areas. It focuses on the five years of progressive education and training that constitute general surgery residency in the U.S., after medical school but prior to independent practice. The curriculum is being developed in accordance with the six competencies expected of a graduating resident: patient care; medical knowledge; professionalism; interpersonal and communication skills; practice-based learning; and systems-based practice.
  • The member organizations of SCORE are:
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Surgical Association
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery
  • Association for Surgical Education
  • Residency Review Committee for Surgery of the ACGME
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Representatives from these organizations meet regularly to guide SCORE's mission and objectives. For more information about SCORE, visit www.surgicalcore.org.

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