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Jan 02
2017
TWIS for January
Happy New Year! For TWIS, we start the first of two weeks dedicated to organ system dysfunction and failure. TWIS quizzes are posted as of the preceding Friday, with a brand-new one each week! To view each topic and its related modules, log into our TWIS schedule page.

January 1 - Organ System Dysfunction and Failure, Part 1 of 2
January 8 - Organ System Dysfunction and Failure, Part 2 of 2
January 15
- Abdominal Trauma, Part 1 of 2
January 22
- OFF (Good luck on the ABSITE®!)
January 29 - Ethics, Part 2 of 4
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Dec 14
2016
Textbook Updates
Next week, we will post eight new chapters, in addition to the 31 posted last month, from Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 20th edition. We will also be adding content from a new textbook, Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care.

The publisher of Greenfield's Surgery, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, has decided to no longer allow SCORE to license this textbook. Links to Greenfield will be removed on December 21. We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause. However, we have made sure that substitute textbook chapters, from Sabiston and others, will be available in their place.

In total, the SCORE Portal features content from 12 surgical textbooks. We will also be adding more textbook content in the months ahead.
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Dec 04
2016
TWIS for December
We are kicking off TWIS for December with the Adrenal Gland. TWIS quizzes are posted as of the preceding Friday, with a brand-new one each week! To view each topic and its related modules, log into our TWIS schedule page. Happy holidays to all our users!

December 4 - Adrenal
December 11
- Systems-Based Practice, Part 1 of 4
December 18
- Soft Tissue Neoplasm, Part 1 of 2
December 25
- OFF
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Nov 17
2016
New Chapters and Videos
We've just posted four new videos, in addition to 31 new chapters from the Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 20th edition. About half of the chapters replace Sabiston chapters from the 19th edition, while the other half are brand new! Additional Sabiston chapters are coming in December, along with content from a new textbook, Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care.

See below for our four new vascular surgery videos:

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Nov 07
2016
TWIS for November
TWIS for November begins with a focus on anorectal conditions. TWIS quizzes are posted as of the preceding Friday - a brand-new one each week! To view each topic and its related modules, log into our TWIS schedule page.

November 6 - Anorectal Inflammatory Conditions
November 13
- Anorectal Neoplasms
November 20
- Interpersonal Skills, Part 1 of 4
November 27
- Breast Benign Conditions
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Oct 13
2016
New and Updated Modules Posted
We've just posted several new and updated modules to the SCORE Portal. All modules are reviewed and updated on a three-year basis. As we revise modules, we're adding key points to each Learning Objective -- take a look!

General Surgery modules:

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship module:

Vascular Surgery Fellowship modules:

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Sep 30
2016
TWIS for October
TWIS for October begins with Peptic Ulcers and Gastric Neoplasms. This month also features an Off week for the ACS Clinical Congress. Off weeks are a great time to catch up on your reading! To view all upcoming topics and  related modules, log into our TWIS schedule page. And don't miss the brand-new quiz each week on the week's topic, posted as of the preceding Friday.

October 2 - Peptic Ulcer and Gastric Neoplasms
October 9 - Small Intestine Obstruction
October 16 - OFF
October 23 - Appendicitis and Diverticulitis
October 30 - Colon Cancer
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Sep 26
2016
New Features and Videos Added
In response to program feedback, two great new features have just been added to the This Week in SCORE (TWIS) section of the website:

1. Hiding Answers - Faculty and program administrators can now view the TWIS quizzes with the answers hidden, to allow for group review. The default view now has the answers hidden; clicking "Show Answers" on the right of the quiz allows them to appear.

2. Resident Results by Quiz or Date Range - We've also added to the Resident Rollup Report used by programs the option to view TWIS quiz results by quiz or by date range, for added flexibility.

New Videos: We've also recently added 2 new videos to our collection of over 200 operative videos: Carotid-Subclavian Artery Bypass, from Indiana University School of Medicine, and Closed Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy, courtesy of University of South Alabama Medical Center.
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Sep 01
2016
TWIS for September
TWIS for September kicks off with the Spleen, followed by Ethics and then a 2-week focus on the Esophagus. To view several weeks of upcoming topics and their related modules, log into our TWIS schedule page. Don't miss as well the brand-new quiz each week on the week's topic, posted as of the preceding Friday.

September 4 - Spleen
September 11 - Ethics, Part 1 of 4
September 18 - Esophagus, Part 1 of 3
September 25 - Esophagus, Part 2 of 3
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Aug 04
2016
TWIS for August
TWIS features some great topics for August, starting with a focus on inguinal and femoral hernias. To view several weeks of upcoming topics and their related modules, log into our TWIS schedule page. TWIS also features a brand-new quiz each week, posted as of the preceding Friday!

August 7 - Inguinal and Femoral Hernias
August 14 - Wound Healing
August 21 - Liver Including Benign Neoplasms
August 28 - Pancreas, Tumors and Resection

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Jul 05
2016
TWIS for July 2016
We kick off the new academic year for TWIS with a 2-week focus on Preoperative Evaluation. To view several weeks of upcoming topics and their related modules, log into our TWIS schedule page. TWIS also features a brand-new quiz each week, posted as of the preceding Friday!

July 3 - Preoperative Evaluation, Part 1 of 2
July 10 - Preoperative Evaluation, Part 2 of 2
July 17 - Fluid and Electrolytes
July 24 - Benign Biliary, Part 1 of 2
July 31 - Benign Biliary, Part 2 of 2
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Jun 24
2016
New TWIS Year Starts June 26!
The new academic year for TWIS starts next week! But don't worry, the week of June 26 is an OFF week -- at that time, users will be able to view several weeks of upcoming topics for 2016-2017 in the TWIS area.

If they wish, program administrators may also swap upcoming topics using the "Edit Schedule" feature. More topics/weeks will be added as the year progresses.

As of June 26, the topics for 2015-2016 will no longer be listed in the TWIS area. However all quiz data from the year will be retained and will remain easily accessible by residents and programs.

Want help on using TWIS at your program? Schedule a free webinar by contacting info@surgicalcore.org.

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Jun 07
2016
New Curriculum Outlines Available
The 2016-2017 SCORE Curriculum Outline for General Surgery is now available as a spreadsheet in Excel or as a PDF, with direct links to modules covering all six ACGME competencies. Copies of the booklet version (pdf) of the outline will be sent to programs in a few weeks. The outline is updated annually -- changes from last year's version are indicated in the second tab of the spreadsheet.

A SCORE Curriculum Outline for Vascular Surgery (PDF) is also now available, encompassing vascular surgery patient care topics to be covered in an integrated or independent vascular surgery training program.

Note that topics in these outlines may not directly match the modules currently on the SCORE Portal -- the outlines are forward-looking, reflecting latest updates.

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Jun 03
2016
TWIS for June
June begins with a focus on geriatric and end-of-life care. The week of June 26 will be an OFF week -- at that time, programs will be able to view several weeks of upcoming topics for 2016-2017 and, if they wish, shift them around using the Edit Schedule feature.

To view the related modules and weekly quiz for each topic, log into the TWIS area.

June 5 - Geriatrics/End of Life
June 12 - Oncology and Tumor Biology
June 19 - Interpersonal Skills, Part 4 of 4
June 26 - OFF - Transition to New Academic Year

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Jun 01
2016
Program Subscription Renewals
We are pleased to announce that program subscription renewals for 2016-2017 are now being accepted. To renew, please go to the Subscribe link in the lower-right corner of this website. On the subsequent page, select "Renew Subscription" and follow the instructions.

As previously announced, all programs will be charged a per-trainee fee of $155 per year. This fee applies to residents, fellows, medical students, and physician extenders in training.

The annual program license fee will remain $500. This fee can now cover all training programs at the same institution (e.g., general surgery, vascular surgery, etc.) so there is only one subscription/account to maintain. Individual training programs may still pay a program license fee if they wish to maintain their own account.

The $500 program license fee covers:
-  One program director user account
-  One program coordinator user account
-  Five accounts for faculty or additional administrative personnel

Additional faculty and other personnel may be added to the program's account at a rate of $295 each per year.

To ensure uninterrupted access, please submit your subscription renewal by July 1, 2016. All payments must be received by July 31, 2016.

Subscription inquiries may be directed to subscriptions@surgicalcore.org or 215-568-4000, ext. 142.
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Apr 28
2016
TWIS for May
We're starting May with a week on plastic surgery! To view the related modules for each week, log into the TWIS area, as well as to try out the weekly quiz posted as of the preceding Friday.

May 1 - Plastics
May 8 - GU and GYN
May 15 - Surgical Infection
May 22 - Nervous System
May 29 - Pediatrics, Part 4 of 4

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Apr 04
2016
TWIS for April
We're starting April by completing our focus on Abdominal Trauma. Log in to view each topic's related modules, as well as the weekly quiz posted as of the preceding Friday.

April 3 - Abdominal Trauma, Part 2 of 2
April 10 - Vascular Access
April 17 - Patient Safety and Outcomes, Part 2 of 3
April 24 - Pediatrics, Part 3 of 4

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Mar 30
2016
2016 Surgical Education Week
Will we see you in Boston? SCORE will be at Surgical Education Week in Boston April 13-15, 2016. Stop by our booth for help with your subscription or to learn more about using the SCORE Portal, including TWIS (This Week in SCORE).

In addition, we will be holding lunchtime workshops on Friday, April 15, on using TWIS for optimal teaching and learning in your residency program, with examples from program directors and residents. Don't miss it!   > Additional meeting information (APDS website)
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Mar 04
2016
TWIS for March
TWIS for March kicks off this Sunday, starting with week 2 of a two-week focus on Arterial Occlusive Disease. To view the modules and quiz for each week's topic, visit our TWIS area. Quizzes become available the preceding Friday, and consist of brand new questions written just for TWIS by a team of volunteers. Want to join us? Contact us to become a TWIS contributor!

Week of Topic
March 6           Arterial Occlusive Disease, Part 2 of 2
March 13         Aneurysms
March 20         Thromboembolic Disease
March 27         Systems-Based Practice, Part 4 of 4
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Feb 26
2016
Subscriptions for 2016-2017
To give training programs early notice, we are announcing upcoming subscription pricing for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Per-Trainee Pricing
All training programs will be charged a per-trainee fee of $155 per year, regardless of program type. This represents a modest $10 increase from our current price. There is no limit on the number of trainee accounts that may be added. This fee applies to residents, fellows, medical students, and physician extenders in training.

Program License Fee
The annual program license fee will remain $500. However we will now permit this fee to cover all training programs at the same institution (e.g., general surgery, vascular surgery, etc.). This will permit the institution to have only one SCORE subscription/account to manage. Individual training programs may still pay a program license fee, however, if they wish to maintain a separate subscription/account.

The $500 program license fee will cover:
- One program director user account
- One program coordinator user account
- Five accounts for faculty or additional administrative personnel

Additional Faculty, Recent Graduates and Other Personnel
Additional faculty, recent graduates, and other institutional personnel may be added by the program at a rate of $295 each per year.

Placing Subscription Orders
We will contact programs in late May regarding subscription orders for 2016-2017. Orders will once again be placed directly through the SCORE Portal. Questions regarding subscriptions should be directed to subscriptions@surgicalcore.org.

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Feb 24
2016
Updated TWIS Schedules Posted
We've just posted an updated topic schedule for This Week in SCORE (TWIS) for 2015-2016, as well as the schedule for 2016-2017. The revised schedules can be downloaded from the TWIS area as an Excel or PDF document. You may need to clear your browser's cache to view the new documents. TWIS runs on a two-year cycle; the topics for 2016-2017 are nearly identical to the 2014-2015 schedule.

Changes to 2015-2016 schedule (current year)
- Week of April 24 is now Pediatrics, Part 3 of 4; Part 4 will be covered during the week of May 29
- Week of June 19 now has only three modules; the topic (Interpersonal Skills) remains the same

Changes to 2016-2017 schedule from 2014-2015 schedule
- Week of December 18 is now Soft Tissue Neoplasm, Part 1 of 2; Part 2 will be covered during the week of May 14
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Feb 08
2016
TWIS for February
TWIS is underway for February, continuing our focus on Trauma. To view the modules and brand-new quiz for each week's topic, visit our TWIS area. The weekly quizzes are written just for TWIS, and are posted the preceding Friday. Be sure to check them out!

Week of Topic
Feb. 7              Neck Trauma
Feb. 14            Ethics, Part 4 of 4
Feb. 21            Vascular Trauma
Feb. 28            Arterial Occlusive Disease, Part 1 of 2
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Jan 08
2016
Updated Modules Posted
We continue to update our modules - take a look at the latest list! All SCORE modules are revised on a three-year cycle.

Bladder Injury                             Myocardial Contusion
Cardiac Failure
                          Neurogenic Shock
Cardiac Tamponade
                 Obstruction - Large Intestinal
Cellulitis
                                      Pelvic Fractures
Coagulopathy
                             Pneumonia - Hospital-Acquired
Endocrine Dysfunction
             Retroperitoneal Hematoma
Esophageal Injury
                     Rib and Sternal Fractures
Hepatic Mass - Evaluation
       Septic Shock
Hidradenitis
                                Ureteral Injury
Hypovolemic Shock
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Jan 04
2016
TWIS for January
Happy New Year! We start 2016 with a focus on Critical Care. Log into the TWIS area for the related modules, plus our weekly quiz, posted the preceding Friday. Quizzes consist of brand new questions, written by a team of volunteers. Want to join us? Contact us to become a TWIS contributor!

Week of Topic
Jan. 3               Critical Care, Part 2 of 3
Jan. 10             Critical Care, Part 3 of 3
Jan. 17             Chest Trauma
Jan. 24 OFF Jan. 31 Extremity and Pelvic Trauma 
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Dec 27
2015
New Features Just Added
We've just posted four new modules on quality improvement for the Practice-Based Learning and Improvement competency (view modules), using the Practical QI: The Basics of Quality Improvement textbook. These modules will be assigned via TWIS later this year.

In addition, about 160 new multiple-choice questions have been added to our Self-Assessment section. These are separate from our TWIS quizzes, which contain brand-new questions each week.

For the future, we are working to make TWIS (This Week in SCORE) more customizable, so programs can "shuffle" weeks to better reflect their curricular schedule. Stay tuned!
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