SurgOnc ABSITE Review: Part 1- Head, Neck and Chest

Welcome back to the SO Files! With the ABSITE right around the corner we thought we’d go for a marathon session and build up our stamina for test day – here we present a head to toe review of all things surgical oncology that you might be asked this weekend. Although initially intended to be released en bloc, I think you’ll understand why we broke this bad boy up. So sit back and enjoy a brief review (~ 30 minutes) of high yield surgical oncology – and be sure to come back for part 2!


  • Neurosurgery
  • HEENT (including salivary gland and thyroid disease)
  • Thoracic/Cardiac (including esophageal and lung cancers)
  • Mediastinum
  • Breast

As much as possible, our goal was to stay high yield and not get too bogged down in the details. Please refer to the NCCN guidelines for any additional information or questions and good luck this weekend!