There are currently two versions of the adaptive learning tool available:
- General and Emergency Principles of Neurosurgery Cognitive Learning Tool
- General, Emergency and Pediatric Principles of Neurosurgery Cognitive Learning Tool
When the General, Emergency and Pediatric Principles of Neurosurgery Cognitive Learning Tool is completed then both the pediatric neurological surgery core principles and general neurological core principles satisfy the requirement for:
- ABNS CC (formerly MOC) certification
- ABNS CC (formerly MOC) Focused Practice Pediatric Neurological Surgery certification
The 2019 General and Emergency Principles of Neurosurgery adaptive learning tool will be available in February
The 2019 General, Emergency and Pediatric Principles of Neurosurgery adaptive learning tool will be available in February
The ABNS has a goal of transforming the ABNS learner from a passive receptor of information to a collaborator in the learning process. The primary goal for changing Part III CC (formerly MOC) is to provide updated “evidence based” core neurological surgery knowledge in an educationally effective format. The other goal is to augment diplomates’ safe practice of neurological surgery through a tool that involves the learner in an active learning process using a web-based format. The ABMS approved this innovative ABNS pilot project for our new Part III Adaptive CC (formerly MOC) Cognitive Learning Tool. The prior “all or nothing 200+ question exam” is gone! Our goal is engagement, safety and learning at our diplomates own speed, without pressure. The web-based learning tool can be mastered in the comfort of the Diplomates’ home, or office, anytime 24/7.
The learning tool will consist of updated knowledge that has evolved since an ABNS diplomate’s last certification, so the tool will be far shorter, relevant and more focused than the prior CC (formerly MOC) exam. The platform the ABNS will use is designed by the same innovative company which delivers millions of American Heart Association exams such as Basic Life Support (BLS). The format will be familiar and easy to use for diplomates.
Questions are offered on evidence-based neurological surgery principles that are important for all ABNS-certified neurological surgeons. Unlike most standard exams, immediate feedback to each question is provided to the diplomate by this novel adaptive learning tool. References with links and articles are provided so the learner can effectively absorb the information and correct their answers with a new question, signifying they have mastered the concept. The emphasis is on learning new evidence-based neurological surgery concepts in an educationally robust, stress-free environment.