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Sean Langenfeld: The ABSITE is much more effective as a tool to gauge a resident’s longitudinal progress and preparedness for the QE
Apr 9, 2024, 15:27

Sean Langenfeld: The ABSITE is much more effective as a tool to gauge a resident’s longitudinal progress and preparedness for the QE

Sean Langenfeld, Professor of Surgery at University of Nebraska Medical Center, shared a post on X:

Fantastic work from the American Board of Surgery. Please see the pictures below, as well as the link in the retweet.
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ABSITE was not designed to be a high-stakes exam that impacts PGY advancement or fellowship placement. It is much more effective as a tool to gauge a resident’s longitudinal progress and preparedness for the QE.
Improved test utilization means graphs like this are shared widely, and percentile scores go away. As a resident whose percentile score likely assisted quite a bit with my fellowship match, I was admittedly hesitant about its omission, but the explanation from the ABS is spot-on. It could have burned me just as easily.

Source: Sean Langenfeld/X