Identification of Knowledge Gaps in Neurosurgery Using a Validated Self-assessment Examination: Differences Between General and Spinal Neurosurgeons - American Board of Medical Specialties

This study describes knowledge gap assessment for general and sub-specialty neurosurgeons. Data from the self-assessment in neurological surgery (SANS) general and spine examinations (used in the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS)Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program) was analyzed. Study results revealed different educational needs for general and spine neurosurgeons. The findings provide valuable insight relevant to CME design, as well as general and subspecialty CME curriculum in anticipation of improved patient care.

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