OGME Corner

Susan L. Rall, M.Ed

2018 General Surgery (GS) In-Service Exam

On Saturday, January 13th, the 2018 General Surgery In-Service Examination was administered electronically to over 576 examinees at more than 47 training sites across the country.  With few exceptions, the delivery of the exam went without difficulty.    All osteopathic general surgery residents training in AOA-approved general surgery residency training programs are required to complete the annual exam to comply with the AOA/ACOS Basic Standards for Residency Training in Surgery and the Surgical Specialties (Section III, 4.1.6).
There is no passing score for the exam, which is a diagnosis-oriented, criterion-referenced achievement test that measures the degree to which residents have mastered the general surgery residency model curriculum.  The purpose of the exam is to assist the program director in the evaluation of the resident’s level of knowledge relative to other resident’s knowledge at the same level of training, to identify a resident’s area of weakness, to track a resident’s progress, and to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each residency program. 

The General Surgery In-Service Examination Committee extends their congratulations to the following residents who received the highest scores for their level of training: 

OGME 1: Anna Buzadzhi – Genesys Regional Medical Center
               David Rhoiney – Beaumont Hospital-Trenton
OGME 2: John Ground - Rowan/Kennedy Medical Center
OGME 3: Kevin Seeras – Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
OGME 4: Clayton Miller – Metro Health Hospital
OGME 5: Adam Bowling – Berkshire Medical Center

Top Score Overall: Kevin Seeras – Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

Individual exam results are being distributed to program directors to use as a tool to identify strengths and weaknesses in their programs and in their residents.  Program Results for all ACOS approved GS programs will be placed on the Education Section of the ACOS Website in the near future.