Background: Little information exists on the value of online question banks in preparing residents for the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE). Methods: We reviewed surgical residents’ use of an online question bank (TrueLearn) and compared it to their ABSITE performance. Results: The 2016–2017 records of 44 PGY 2–5 general surgery residents were examined. The total number of TrueLearn questions answered significantly correlated (p < 0.05) with correct answers and percentile rank on the 2017 ABSITE. If a resident was to complete the entire online TL question bank consisting of 1000 questions, the overall percentage correct and overall percentile on the ABSITE is estimated to increase by 3% and 20%, respectively. Conclusions: The use of the TrueLearn question bank is associated with an improved percentage of ABSITE questions answered correctly and improved PGY percentile scores.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American journal of surgery|
|State||Published - Sep 2019|
- Question bank
- Surgical education
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