Training & Initial Certification

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Congenital Cardiac Surgery 

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The Board is pleased to announce the release of SESATS 12.  Similar to previous versions, SESATS 12 contains 400 questions, critiques, and references covering the thoracic surgery specialty, including General Thoracic, Adult Cardiac, Congenital Cardiac and Critical Care.  SESATS 12 is web-based and is compatible on multiple platforms. To purchase SESATS 12, Click Here .

SESATS 11 CME Credit Ending

As a reminder, CME credit for completing SESATS XI (11) can only be earned until December 31, 2017. If you are currently working on SESATS XI (11) for CME purposes, please finish the activity by the end of this month to ensure you are awarded the appropriate CME hours earned.  You can still work on SESATS 11 after December 31, but you will not be able to earn CME credit. 

Professional Portfolio
The Board will be shutting down the Professional Portfolio on Friday, December 15, 2017.  The Board recommends that you save your operative logs and any other data that you entered on the Professional Portfolio. Access to the Professional Portfolio after this date will no longer be available.  Click Here for the Professional Portfolio.   

2017-18 Upcoming Deadlines

  • Congenital Written     December 4, 2017
    Part I (Written) Exam      December 11, 2017
    SESATS Due for 2017
    5-year MOC
        January 19, 2018
    Congenital Part II (Oral) Exam   June 7, 2018
    Part II (Oral) Exam   June 8-9, 2018