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 approximately 300 multiple-choice questions and will include content on both core surgery and vascular surgery. It will be seven and a half hours long, and administered in five, 90-minute sessions, with timed breaks between sessions.
  • All VSITE examinees will be required to take all content. This includes individuals who previously passed the SPE or General Surgery QE.
  • The content outline for the 2015 VSITE is now available. The topic categories listed in this outline are aligned with the SCORE Curriculum Outline for Vascular Surgery currently in development, which will include both vascular surgery and core surgery topics.


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

Updated: December 2014

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