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General Surgery Exam Overview
How many hours is the General Surgery Exam?
The General Surgery Exam is 8 hours.
How many questions is the General Surgery Exam?
The General Surgery Exam is 300 questions.
What topics are covered on the General Surgery Exam?
Topics include: Abdomen - 12%, Alimentary Tract - 15%, Endoscopy - 2%, Breast - 7%, Endocrine - 5%, Skin - 2%, Critical Care - 10%, Trauma - 8%, Vascular - 7%, Transplantation - 2%, Thoracic - 2%, Pediatric - 2%, Head and Neck - 2%, Subspecialties - 4%, Applied Science - 13%, Preop and Periop - 2%, and Miscellaneous - 5%
General Surgery Exam MCQs (4,609)
Our question bank for the General Surgery Exam covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 44 questions
- Cardiovascular - 670 questions
- Connective Tissue - 125 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 261 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 256 questions
- Eyes - 27 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 1888 questions
- Genetics - 46 questions
- Genitourinary - 275 questions
- Growth and Development - 56 questions
- Gynecologic - 183 questions
- Hematologic - 195 questions
- Infectious - 429 questions
- Integument - 442 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 881 questions
- Nervous - 495 questions
- Nutrition - 70 questions
- Obstetric - 55 questions
- Oncologic - 773 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 31 questions
- Pulmonary - 392 questions
- Renal - 110 questions
- Surgery - 1953 questions
- Toxicology - 87 questions
- Trauma - 1241 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 167 questions
- Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 23 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 75 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 28 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 247 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 128 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 1887 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 15 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 2165 questions
- Caring (Hope and Support) - 3 questions
- Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 27 questions
- Teaching/Learning (Promotes Behavior Change) - 10 questions
- Culture/Spiritualilty (Beliefs, Practices, Ethics) - 7 questions
- Causes - 2017 questions
- Classification - 595 questions
- Differential - 2087 questions
- Epidemiology - 93 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 837 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 816 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 366 questions
- Evaluation Nuclear Medicine - 39 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 831 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 1821 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 74 questions
- History Physical - 4698 questions
- Legal - 26 questions
- Pathophysiology - 1925 questions
- Patient Education - 140 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 2834 questions
- Toxicology - 64 questions
- Treatment Medical - 1397 questions
- Treatment Occupation/Physical Therapy - 15 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 53 questions
- Treatment Radiation - 38 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 17 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 2203 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 38 questions
- Clinical Education - 150 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 152 questions
- Biostatics and Calculations - 3 questions
- Drug Information - 154 questions
- Pharmaceutics (Safely dosing medications) - 81 questions
- Pharmacokinetics (Drug movement in body) - 14 questions
General Surgery Exam Articles (1,918)
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Medicine has made significant progress in understanding circulation in the past few hundred years. For millennia medicine believed in the "four hum ...
Joseph R Lee MD Assistant Professor Residency Program Director East Tennessee State Un College of Med American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Clinical Fellowship in Transplantation Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) Johnson City TN
Sebastiano Cassaro MD Associate Clinical Professor Surgery Residency Program Director UN California Irvine / Kaweah Delta FACS Visalia CA
Tanya Egodage MD Assistant Professor of Surgery Cooper University Hospital Camden NJ
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