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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.

Learning Objectives
Through participating in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify and assess practice gaps for surgical trainees and practicing pediatric surgeons.
  2. Discuss evidence-based contemporary content which addresses their individual practice gaps.
  3. Explain the latest advances in pediatric surgery effecting their practice.
  4. Describe the resources for life-long learning and self-assessment.

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. Formerly CME and PSSAP subcommittees) for review. Each discussion contains the initials of the author and final reviewer. APSA is indebted to our content authors and reviewers.

For robust cross-platform integration, subscribe to APSA’s Pediatric Surgery NaT resource too.

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Test ExPERT (and yourself!) with this 12-question test on Wilms Tumor. See the references, discussion and your final score.

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Subscribe to the ExPERT CME platform for unlimited access to all of the ExPERT system courses, including the Spaced Learning Program (SLP) email service. To expand your resources and enjoy robust cross-platform integration, subscribe to APSA’s Pediatric Surgery NaT too.

  • APSA members, log in using your regular APSA user name 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.

Discounts are available for medical professionals in low- and middle- income countries based on geographic location. Contact APSA for details.

To make a gift of a Pediatric Surgery NaT subscription, contact APSA staff for assistance.

Pediatric Surgery NaT ExPERT   Pediatric Surgery NaT + ExPERT

APSA Members – Regular, Associate, Senior

$200 $200 $300
APSA Members – Candidate, Resident, Medical Student $100 $100 $150
Non-members – Fellow, Resident, Medical Student $100 $100 n/a
Non-members – Attending  $200 $245 n/a
International Members and Non-members Discounted pricing available based on geographic loation. Contact APSA for details Discounted pricing available based on geographic location. Contact APSA for details Discounted pricing available for members, bundle not available to non-members

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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.


The American Board of Surgery (ABS) now 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.