Vascular Surgery In-Training Examination (VSITE)

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About the Exam
  • The Vascular Surgery In-Training Examination (VSITE) is offered annually to ACGME-accredited vascular surgery training programs to measure the progress attained by residents in their knowledge of vascular surgery.
  • The exam is furnished to programs as an evaluation instrument to assess residents' progress. Results are released only to program directors. It is not available to individual residents and is not required as part of the board certification process.
  • The VSITE is copyrighted and its contents may not be reproduced or disclosed in any manner, as described in the ABS Ethics and Professionalism Policy.
  • Next Exam: Mar. 6-7, 2015

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Examination Content
    Changes for 2015: The 2015 VSITE will contain a section on core surgery and another on vascular surgery. All VSITE examinees will be required to take both sections. This includes individuals who previously passed the SPE or General Surgery QE.
  • Core Surgery Section
    The core surgery section will contain approximately 90 questions; two hours will be allotted for this section. The content of the core surgery section is aligned with the SCORE Core Curriculum Outline for Vascular Surgery Residents (pdf), a list of patient care and medical knowledge topics representing the core surgical knowledge expected of vascular surgery trainees.
  • Vascular Surgery Section
    The vascular surgery section will contain approximately 250 questions; examinees will have five hours to complete this section. The content of the vascular surgery section will be aligned with the vascular surgery content outline (pdf).

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For specific inquiries, please send an e-mail to the examination coordinator.

Updated: October 2014

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