TSDA Congenital In-Training Exam

TSDA Congenital In-Training Exam
(congenital cardiac surgery fellows)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The TSDA Congenital In-Training Exam will be held on Saturday, March 18. Registration is now closed.

The goals of the exam are to help congenital cardiac fellowship program directors gauge the knowledge base of their fellows, and to determine whether fellows possess the knowledge and cognitive skills for safe and effective performance in the profession.

Please read the General Information Sheet for additional information about the exam.

The following are eligible to register for the 2017 TSDA Congenital In-Training Exam:

  • ACGME-approved congenital cardiac surgery fellows at ACGME-accredited programs
  • Non ACGME-approved congenital cardiac surgery fellows at ACGME-accredited programs
  • Congenital cardiac surgery fellows at non ACGME-accredited programs*
  • CT surgery residents who accepted a congenital cardiac surgery fellowship position at an ACGME-accredited congenital cardiac surgery program

TSDA will utilize Survey Monkey to administer the Congenital ITE and a proctor must be present for the duration of the exam. Prior to exam day, programs are strongly encouraged to take a TEST SURVEY to confirm your institution’s operating system can access Survey Monkey.  If the hyperlink does not work, copy and paste the following into your Internet browser’s address bar:


There will be approximately 115 questions on the exam. Program Directors will receive the results two to four weeks following the exam.  Technical support will not be available on exam day.

2017 Congenital ITE Materials
General Information

Contact TSDA Headquarters with any questions.
Beth Winer, Executive Director, bwiner@tsda.org, 312-202-5855
Rachel Pebworth, Affiliate Manager, rpebworth@sts.org, 312-202-5835

2017 TSDA Congenital In-Training Exam Committee
Cynthia Herrington, MD, Chair, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Stephanie Fuller, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Richard Mainwaring, MD, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital