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ChristianaCare would like to invite all general surgery residents to a live stream comprehensive, two-day course in preparation for the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE). In our fourth year, this course continues to aim and improve on its success in markedly improving resident ABSITE performance as well as offering excellent preparation for the ABS qualifying examination.

Our 2022 ABSITE review course will be virtually broadcasted via Zoom and includes didactic lectures as well as high-yield review questions on all the important general surgery topics covered in the exams. To improve the virtual course experience for registrants, a printed course book containing the presented material will be mailed to you prior to the event.

Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest!

Event Details

January 15-16, 2022
Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Please note: all times are EST
Note: Dates are confirmed, but times and topics are tentative and subject to minor changes

STREAMED LIVE from ChristianaCare
Broadcast via the Zoom video conferencing application.
Session will be recorded for later replay.

Course Fee:

Registration fee includes a printed copy of the course program & presented materials that will be mailed to you prior to the event. A hyperlink to the Zoom live stream will be provided via e-mail just prior to the course. To further optimize your participation & engagement with the new virtual course format, an electronic audience response system will be enabled and configured for all participants.

Any additional questions? Please e-mail



Tentative course agenda; topics and times are subject to change. All times are EST

Saturday, January 15, 2022
9 a.m. SATs: Successful ABSITE Test-Strategies
9:30 a.m. Foregut Surgery
10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. Trauma
11:15 a.m. Surgical Infections
12 p.m. Surgical Oncology
1 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. ABSITE Potpourri (Basic Sciences)
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Breast
3:15 p.m. Surgical Critical Care
4 p.m. ABSITE HQ (Rapid Fire Review)
Sunday, January 16, 2022
9 a.m. Pediatric Surgery
9:45 a.m. Vascular
10:30 a.m. Colorectal
11:15 a.m. BREAK
11:30 a.m. Endocrine Surgery
12:15 p.m. Hepatobiliary / Pancreas
1 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. ABSITE Potpourri (Clinical)
2:30 p.m. Malignant Skin & Soft Tissue
3:15 p.m. Fluid, Electrolytes, & Hernias
4 p.m. ABSITE HQ (Rapid Fire Review)


  • Just wanted to thank you profusely for the well-crafted review! More importantly… thank you for keeping it incredibly affordable!! (PGY-4, TX)
  • My ABSITE score this year went from 42nd to 78th percentile. I would pay more to attend this course next year! I can’t wait to be there again. Sign me up! (PGY-3, OH)
  • I loved the course! I got 99th percentile this year, up from 78th last year. Going to try and get our entire residency to come next year! (PGY-5, NJ)
  • That was an excellent way to spend the weekend and transition into the final prep before ABSITE. (PGY-1, MD)
  • I can’t imagine the amount of work, but I truly appreciated the faculty’s time, energy, and investment in our education. (PGY-2, DE)
  • Overall brilliant review! The printed book was a great way to keep us engaged with rapid review of knowledge points. I thought the questions interspersed were very really interactive & valuable. A truly high-yield & comprehensive ABISTE review – that close in proximity to the exam day really improved my confidence & performance! (PGY-2, PA)
  • I cannot say enough about how impressed I was with the content and delivery of ChristianaCare’s ABSITE Course. It absolutely starts with the course director, but we could feel the energy from all the faculty as well. They weren’t just instructors forced on stage – it was truly a feeling of mentorship, of receiving guidance from a trusted advisor, and I can think of no higher praise than that. [PGY-5, NY]


Jason Weinberger, D.O. Course Director, Department of Surgery
Sandy K. Delcoglin Medical Education Program Manager, Department of Surgery
Frederick Giberson, M.D. Director of Surgical Education, Department of Surgery
Matthew Rubino, M.D. Residency Program Director, Department of Surgery