Welcome to SAS!

Scientific American Surgery (SAS) is the only continuously-updated online resource teaching principles and practice. SAS offers packages tailored to all different levels of lifelong learning: Core Clerkship for undergrads; Weekly Curriculum™ and Board Prep for trainees; and CME/MOC for practitioners. Our brand new, totally responsive website and app has your covered wherever and whenever, on all devices and screens.

Surgery Core Clerkship: Thinking Like a Surgeon

Developed to encourage reflection and extrapolations to be drawn between diseases/problems within larger pathophysiologic topics thus informing students about specific diseases they may clinically encounter during their Core Surgery Clerkship.

BIG IDEAS Inflammation; Infection; Oncogenesis; Obstruction; Ischemia; Disruptions in Homeostasis; Disruptions
in Mechanical Integrity

BASIC PROCEDURAL SKILLS Arterial Blood Gas; Basic Airway Management; Foley Placement; Intravenous Catheter Insertion; Lumbar Puncture; Pelvic Examination; Suturing & Knot Tying; Venipuncture

Step-by-step, beautifully illustrated procedures tested of MS3s during Core Surgery Clerkship. Criteria for self and instructor assessment included.

Weekly Curriculum™ for Residency Programs

More training programs and residents rely on Scientific American Surgery than any other resource in North America.  Decker maintains personal log books for 9400 residents and 2300 faculty in surgical training programs, making Weekly Curriculum™ the backbone of surgical residency education.

- Weekly Curriculum™

- SciAm Surgery - Continuously Updated x12 months

- SciAm Surgery Teaching Slide Library™ x12 months

- Competency-Based Patient Care

Board Prep for Residency Programs

SABRe Surgery™ provides the long suffering resident the perfect means of measuring and sharpening knowledge in surgery, with a singular focus on nailing the written Boards. 

SABRe Surgery consists of Board-styled, case-based questions organized into two tracks:

  • ABSITE Review comprises 250 questions tailored to the 44 ABSITE categories

  • Qualifying Exam Prep has a further 250 questions emulating the General Surgery Qualifying Exam


SAS has been the continuously updated resource in general surgery. Today, our brand new, totally responsive SAS Online delivers the same best content, now with the best reading experience and CME exercises on the market today.

Board Review for Individuals

Continuing with our SAS mission to educate, the long anticipated SAS Board Review (SABRe Surgery) has finally arrived! SABRe Surgery provides the long suffering resident and practitioner the perfect means of measuring and sharpening knowledge in surgery, with a singular focus on nailing the written Boards.

Institutions and Libraries

SAS is the perfect resource for research, reference, patient care, and teaching for institutions. Our new website and search engine provides the best user experience and quickest clinical answers. SAS accessible for any number of surgeons at one time. CME/MOC add ons.

CME for You!

Whether you are in private practice, full-time faculty or attending, SAS offers CME/MOC for surgeons in all circumstances! All CME/MOC exercises are post-tests associated with the monthly SAS updates. All exercises are comprised of case-based MCQs, assessing new material and knowledge gaps. All exercises are 'Board-styled', helping physicians prepare for re-certification! 

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