General requirements
All residents are required to score at or above the 31st percentile on the annual ABSITE exam. The UNMC General Surgery Residency Program has an ABSITE mentoring program, in which residents scoring below at or below the 30th percentile will be enrolled. Residents may also be required to complete a practice exam as part of the mentoring program.

PGY 1

  • PGY 1 residents scoring at or below the 31st percentile will be placed in the ABSITE mentoring program

PGY 2

  • PGY 2 residents scoring at or below the 31st percentile will be placed in the ABSITE mentoring program. Residents scoring at or below the 31st percentile for both the PGY 1 and 2 years will continue in the ABSITE mentoring program and may be subject to remedial action.

PGY 3

  • PGY 3 residents scoring at or below the 31st percentile will be placed in the ABSITE mentoring program

PGY 4

  • PGY 4 residents scoring at or below the 31st percentile will be placed in the ABSITE mentoring program. Residents scoring at or below the 31st percentile for both the PGY 3 and 4 years will continue in the ABSITE mentoring program and may be subject to remedial action.

PGY 5

  • PGY 5 residents scoring at or below the 31st percentile may be subject to remedial action including but not limited to cancelling travel to research meetings. The purpose of these actions is to redirect the residents to improve their fund of knowledge and thereby improve performance on the Board examinations.

For all residents:

Residents scoring at or below the 31st percentile during any two consecutive year period of the residency will continue in the ABSITE mentoring program and may be subject to remedial action.

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