BESAP, a Web-based CME learning tool for physicians who treat breast disease, has been designed by The American Society of Breast Surgeons to help surgeons obtain the self-assessment credits necessary to fulfill the American Board of Surgery's Maintenance of Certification part 2 requirements for recertification (BESAP offers 65 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™).
The program will help participating physicians ensure a mastery of critical content for the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. It will also provide a significant fund of knowledge that can be used in breast fellowship programs.
BESAP consists of more than 325 multiple-choice questions that include critiques with evidence-based explanations for the answers and supporting references from current literature. Sixteen major content areas related to breast surgery have been included:
|• Risk Assessment||• Clinical Trials|
|• Radiation Therapy
||• Mammogram and Ultrasound
|• Survivorship||• Advanced Imaging|
|• Oncoplastics||• Benign Disease|
|• Core Measures||• Pathology|
|• Ethics, Professionalism, Medical/Legal||• Cancer Management|
|• Anesthesia/Pain Management||• Surgery|
|• Palliative Care||• Medical Oncology|
Users complete "practice tests" as part of the program's learning mode, preparing them for successful completion of the program after which they can claim credit. CME credits are issued once the user successfully completes the exam mode for all 16 categories with a score of at least 80%.
BESAP I users (current and new purchasers) have through MARCH 1, 2017, to complete and earn 65 CME credits for BESAP I
(BESAP I will not be available for completion, review or to earn credit starting March 2, 2017.)
The American Society of Breast Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.