Vascular Surgery In-Training Examination

  • The Vascular Surgery In-Training Examination (VSITE) is offered annually to ACGME-accredited vascular surgery training programs to measure residents' progress in their knowledge of vascular surgery.
  • The exam is furnished to programs as an evaluation instrument to assess the progress attained by residents. Results are released only to program directors. It is not available to individuals 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. Accommodations for learning disabilities for in-training exams are at the discretion of the program and do not require ABS approval.
    Next Exam: Feb. 23-24, 2024

Exam Content

  • The VSITE includes content on both core surgery and vascular surgery. The VSITE is a 5-hour, web-based examination containing approximately 200 multiple-choice questions.
  • Examinees should review the exam's content outline (pdf) when preparing for the VSITE.
  • All VSITE examinees are required to take all content. This includes individuals who previously passed the Surgical Principles Exam or General Surgery Qualifying Exam.

For specific inquiries, please send an email to the exam coordinator.