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The ABS has a plethora of materials available for both surgeons and non-surgeons, including examination guides and content outlines, policies related to ABS certification, published journal articles about certification, information for patients, and more.

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Vascular Surgery EPAs Timeline

A timeline of events leading up to the implementation of vascular surgery EPAs in fall 2024.
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ABS EPA Development Flowchart

A detailed look at the process for developing EPAs, from developing the Scope Council to defining and writing EPAs, functions, and behaviors.
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ABS EPA App User Guide

A step-by-step guide on how to use the ABS EPA App to complete an EPA assessment.
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How to Use EPAs to Take Charge of Your Training Infographic

An infographic detailing how residents can use EPAs to take charge of their surgical training.
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Using EPAs to Support Struggling Residents Infographic

How EPAs can be used to support struggling residents by creating a shared language and a space for constructive feedback.
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General Surgery EPAs Anatomy Visual

The 18 general surgery EPAs and their relation to a patient's anatomy.
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EPA Project Ecosystem

A guide to the collection of groups working behind the scenes to develop and launch EPAs
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The ABS EPA Project

Quick facts about the ABS EPA Project.
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ABS EPA Program Timeline

A projected timeline for program engagement with the ABS EPA Project, which includes meetings and webinars, suggestions for activities that programs should consider,...
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EPA Implementation Checklist – For Residents

A checklist designed for residents specifically to aid in the implementation of EPAs.
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