What’s New in SESATS XI (11)


Format

SESATS XI integrates a variety of information types, and it now requires a continuously active internet connection. As in previous computerized editions, an individual question with its media elements is presented for consideration and an initial answer is chosen. The critique and supplemental information is then presented, and the question must be answered again (correctly) before the exam moves to the next question. When all questions have been answered, a survey questionnaire and CME hour request must be completed. After all questions and the survey are submitted it becomes possible to search and review all question content for review and further study.

Content

SESATS XI contains 400 questions. All questions are new, and critiques and illustrative material have been expanded. Abstracts for all references are provided, which can be selected, archived, and shared via email. Some questions contain complete imaging studies (e.g., CT and PET), and some have Internet links external to the program for additional learning material. The references for each question also link to unique NLM PubMed citation pages where full-text links may be available at no cost.

Media

The new platform for SESATS XI is web-based and interactive. No software download is required. The application is coded with generic HTML5 and will run successfully on virtually any browser and any operating system. An active internet connection is required, but computers, tablets and smartphones can access the material and provide adequate display of graphics. Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX and iOS, Android, Chrome and Linux platforms have all successfully rendered the content. The optimal resolution for display and interaction is 1024×768 or greater.

Security

A multiscreen tutorial on SESATS XI and a set of 15 trial/demonstration questions is available free at sesats11.sesats.org. Access to the entire examination and CME credit requires a unique user ID and password available through either the ABTS office or the new Self Registration application. The user's credentials are recorded and synchronized at each login, so progress is accurately maintained across sessions and across devices.

Online Answer Logging

Continuous connection to the internet is required to work through SESATS XI. Responses and time spent studying are transmitted for each question. Only minimal data loss can occur if a computer or connection problem arises. Online response logging also permits working on SESATS using multiple devices on multiple platforms in multiple locations. When the examination is complete the examinee is prompted to complete a short CME survey. After completion of SESATS XI the option to search and review questions becomes available from the Home Page. You can search either the complete exam or just the question topics by free text input. Another new option is to review the questions sequentially within sections. You can choose to review all questions, or only those answered incorrectly the first time. All critique and reference information is available and can be navigated freely. Confirmation and final CME certification documents are returned via email.

Feedback

Successful completion of SESATS XI (11) for CME credit requires answering a brief set of evaluation questions after all 400 test questions have been answered. Examinees are encouraged to submit feedback at any time via email to feedback@sesats.org. An online feedback form is also available at http://www.sesats.org/feedback

Support

A short tutorial and a set of demonstration questions is freely available at sesats11.sesats.org. Toll-free technical support is provided after purchase.