CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
ExPERT CME Program
The APSA ExPERT (Exam-based Pediatric surgery Educational Reference Tool) CME platform provides integrated self-assessment and continuous certification CME credits. Use it as an information resource and as a real-time, point-of-care knowledge reference or all of the above. ExPERT is designed to help practicing pediatric surgeons incorporate the available medical literature into the care of their patients.
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Test ExPERT (and yourself!) with this 12-question test on Wilms Tumor. See the references, discussion and your final score.
ExPERT content is generated in response to practice gaps identified by APSA. Questions and discussions are authored and submitted to the APSA Professional Development Committee (PDC) for review. Each discussion contains the initials of the author and final reviewer. APSA is indebted to our content authors and reviewers.
Through participating in this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify and assess practice gaps for surgical trainees and practicing pediatric surgeons.
- Discuss evidence-based contemporary content which addresses their individual practice gaps.
- Explain the latest advances in pediatric surgery effectingtheir practice.
- Describe the resources for life-long learning and self-assessment.
For robust cross-platform integration, subscribe to APSA’s Pediatric Surgery NaT resource too.
Subscribe to the ExPERT CME platform for unlimited access to all of the ExPERT system courses, including the Spaced Learning Program (SLP) email service.
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- APSA members, log in using your regular APSA username and password.
- Not an APSA member? Consider joining in order to take advantage of member rates and the option to bundle ExPERT and the Pediatric Surgery NaT at discounted prices. Join APSA now.
ExPERT annual subscriptions purchased prior to October 1 expire December 31. Subscriptions purchased October 1 or later expire December 31 of the following calendar year.
Contact APSA staff for details.
The American Board of Surgery (ABS) requires a passing score of at least 75% on self-assessment tests in order to claim Maintenance of Certification self-assessment credit.
APSA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. APSA designates this Internet-based activity for a maximum of 1 credit per eight correctly answered questions. Physician may select either:
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation the activity.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification, Life-Long Learning and Self-Assessment.
All content on the APSA ExPERT site is copyrighted by the American Pediatric Surgical Association unless specifically acknowledged.
APSA makes no warranties or representations with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the information represented and are not giving any form of advice or recommendation. Practitioners should not rely solely on the content presented when making a decision regarding patient care and its use is not a substitute for professional judgment.
Pediatric Surgery NaT
What does “NaT” stand for?
From the beginning, one of the main goals of the Pediatric Surgery NaT has been to take a step beyond textbooks, beyond e-textbooks. The project was nicknamed “APSA (Not a) Textbook,” which then was shortened to NaT.
From presentation to procedures to long-term outcomes, the Pediatric Surgery NaT resource keeps the current general surgical care of children at your fingertips.
Designed for both practicing and in-training pediatric surgeons, the Pediatric Surgery NaT is updated quarterly so you will know what strategies, techniques and procedures are being used right now. It is written for pediatric surgeons by pediatric surgeons and contains learning objectives, images, videos and links to MOC CME and the medical literature. To take advantage of the MOC CME, you also need to be subscribed to ExPERT.
- Organized by clinical modules and learning objectives
- High-resolution images and videos
- Perform advanced searches of the medical literature
- Links to relevant PubMed articles
- Submit feedback, commentary and interesting cases
- Robust, cross-platform integration when subscribed to ExPERT
- Integrated with the American Board of Surgery SCORE curriculum
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Take a tour of the Pediatric Surgery NaT and discover the depth of detail and ease of use.
- Abdominal Pain
- Extracorporeal Life Support
- Wilms Tumor
- Posterior Sagittal Anorectoplasty
- Traumatic Brain Injury
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|Pediatric Surgery NaT||ExPERT||Pediatric Surgery NaT + ExPERT|
|APSA Members - Regular, Associate, Senior||$200||$200||$300|
|APSA Members - Candidate, Resident, Medical Student, Affiliate Professional||$100||$100||$150|
|Non-members - Fellow, Resident, Medical Student, Affiliate Professional||$100||$100||n/a|
|Non-members - Attending||$200||$245||n/a|
|International Users (outside of US and Canada)||Discounted pricing available based on geographic location. Practitioners and trainees in country zones 2-4 receive deeply discounted or free access. Contact APSA for details||Discounted pricing available based on geographic location. Practitioners and trainees in country zones 2-4 receive deeply discounted or free access. Contact APSA for details||Discounted pricing available based on geographic location. Practitioners and trainees in country zones 2-4 receive deeply discounted or free access. Contact APSA for details|
Institutional subscriptions to the Pediatric Surgery NaT are available. For details including pricing, contact Unbound Medicine, +1-800-230-2423 ext. 2.
Discounts and free access are available for medical professionals in low- and middle- income countries based on geographic location. Contact APSA for details.
Subscriptions for General Surgeons in Rural and Underserved Areas (US and Canada)
General surgeons in rural and underserved areas who take care of pediatric patients are eligible to receive free subscriptions to ExPERT and NaT. Complete this brief request form and we will activate your subscription within 10 business days.