Self Assessment Modules
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Self Assessment Modules

Self-assessment modules (SAMs) are educational activities that utilize instruction and self-administered examination to improve skills, knowledge, patient care, and/or practice performance. (By definition for ABR-MOC, ABR roughly equates a SAM-related educational event to one ASTRO-type refresher course.) The sponsoring body provides feedback to the participant in confirming scoring, indicating where the participant stands in relation to his/her peers in test performance, and, when appropriate, where additional educational materials are located relative to the overall body of information, or specifically, to those areas not answered correctly by the diplomate. The diplomate receives CME credit for attending the educational session; credit for the SAM is accorded only when the participant submits the multiple choice exam.

Meeting registrants are encouraged to participate in the ARS sponsored SAMs.


All SAM registrants must register for the upcoming ARS Annual Meeting in order to participate in the 2018 SAM modules:

  • ARS Members: No charge
  • Non-Members: $65

SAMs Exams

Self-assessment modules will be available for this year’s Annual Meeting.  The exam for each module the exam will be available at the beginning of each session.  Meeting registrants will be emailed full instructions on how to access and take the exams, including the appropriate access codes based on member/non-member status.  SAMs Certificates will be emailed out 2-3 weeks following the meeting.

A passing grade of 80% must be achieved in order to earn SAM credit for each session.  Once an exam has been passed, certificates for each SAM will be emailed out 2-3 weeks post meeting after conference attendance has been verified.




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