ExPERT CME Program

NEW! ExPERT has moved to a new platform; please bookmark this new access link. ExPERT now offers a more intuitive format, advanced search function and a robust cross-platform integration with APSA's Pediatric Surgery NaT. Learn more!

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About ExPERT

The APSA ExPERT (Exam-based Pediatric surgery Educational Reference Tool) CME platform provides integrated self-assessment and continuous certification CME credits. Use it as an information resource and as a real-time, point-of-care knowledge reference or all of the above. ExPERT is designed to help practicing pediatric surgeons incorporate the available medical literature into the care of their patients. See below for a list of ExPERT Courses.

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Test ExPERT (and yourself!) with this 12-question test on Wilms Tumor. See the references, discussion and your final score.

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Subscribe to the ExPERT CME platform for unlimited access to all of the ExPERT system courses, including the Spaced Learning Program (SLP) email service.

  • Regular, Associate, Senior, International* and Honorary members may purchase an annual insubscriptions for $200. APSA Members receive a discount when purchasing the bundled option of ExPERT and Pediatric Surgery NaT subscriptions. Learn more.
  • Candidate and Resident members and Fellow and Resident Non-members may purchase subscriptions for $100.
  • Non-members may purchase subscriptions for $245.
  • Members and non-members residing in lower- and middle-income countries may be eligible for discounted pricing based on geographic location. Discount is calculated and deducted during checkout.

Click here to purchase your subscription; log in using your regular APSA user name and password. Consider becoming an APSA member in order to take advantage of member rates and the option to bundle ExPERT and the Pediatric Surgery NaT at discounted prices. Join now.

ExPERT annual subscriptions purchased prior to October 1 expire December 31. Subscriptions purchased October 1 or later expire December 31 of the following calendar year.

  Pediatric Surgery NaT ExPERT   Pediatric Surgery NaT + ExPERT
Regular, Associate, International*, Senior and Honorary Members

*Discounts are available for 
medical professionals in low- 
and middle- income countries
based on geographic location.
$200 $200 $300
Candidate and Resident Members and Fellow and Resident Non-members

*Discounts are available for 
medical professionals in low- 
and middle- income countries
based on geographic location.
$100 $100 $150

*Discounts are available for 
medical professionals in low- 
and middle- income countries
based on geographic location.
$200 $245 n/a

About the Questions

ExPERT content is generated in response to practice gaps identified by APSA. Questions and discussions are authored and submitted to the APSA Professional Development Committee (PDC. Formerly CME and PSSAP subcommittees) for review. Each discussion contains the initials of the author and final reviewer. APSA is indebted to the following content authors and reviewers.

CG Carissa Garey   FB  Felix Blanco   MA Marj Arca
CL Craig Lillehei   FF Frankie Fike   MH Mac Harmon
CLa Carrie Laituri   GH Whit Holcomb   PG Philip Guzzetta
CS Charles Snyder   GM Gene McGahren   RC Robert Cusick
DL Dan Ledbetter   HR Henry Rice   RM Rebecka Meyers
DP David Powell   JW John Waldhausen   SI Saleem Islam
EH Eunice Huang   KA Ken Azarow   SL Steven Lee
ES Erik Skarsgard   KH Kurt Heiss      

ExPERT Courses

Pre-Created Courses

  • Spaced Learning Program
    Based on the adult learning principle that repetition aids in retention, the ExPERT Spaced Learning Program (SLP) provides subscribers with two MOC CME-eligible questions every week via an email link. One question is based on a previously discussed topic and one question covers new material. This service is provided for ExPERT subscribers only.
    The Pediatric Surgery Self-Assessment Program is designed to provide pediatric surgeons with a broad-based educational experience using the current literature. Each issue provides a series of MOC CME-eligible questions that include an evidence-based discussion and references. PSSAP covers the core competencies of pediatric surgery as defined by the American Board of Surgery (ABS).
  • Literature Reviews
    Answer MOC CME-eligible questions based on literature reviews created by the APSA Outcomes & Evidence-based Practice, Cancer, Trauma, Ethics and Surgical Critical Care Committees. The literature reviews are emailed to APSA members, and some data can also be found on the APSA website.
  • Critical Care, Oncology, Trauma – A variety of pre-created tests have been created for these specific topics that many pediatric surgeons need to address. 

User-Generated Courses

  • Custom Courses
    Users may design their own MOC CME courses based on keyword searches. This allows for efficient point-of-care CME as well as topic specific (e.g., trauma) courses for those requiring specific subject-based CME.
  • Random Courses
    Users may ask the system to generate eight-question MOC CME courses based on randomly selected questions from the ExPERT system.

Questions or concerns?

  • Visit the FAQ page for details about the ExPERT program.
  • If you require assistance with your login username or password, e-mail APSA Headquarters.
  • If you have questions or difficulties with the ExPERT program, email 


All content on the APSA ExPERT site is copyrighted by the American Pediatric Surgical Association unless specifically acknowledged.

APSA makes no warranties or representations with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the information represented and are not giving any form of advice or recommendation. Practitioners should not rely solely on the content presented when making a decision regarding patient care and its use is not a substitute for professional judgment.


The American Board of Surgery (ABS) now requires a passing score of at least 75% on self-assessment tests in order to claim Maintenance of Certification self-assessment credit.

APSA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. APSA designates this Internet-based activity for a maximum of 1 credit per eight correctly answered questions. Physician may select either:

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation the activity.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification, Life-Long Learning and Self-Assessment.