Self Assessment Modules (SAMs)

The participant is required to successfully complete one ABOHNS Self-Assessment Module (SAMs) in a specialty area of his/her choice per year. Successful completion means achieving a score of 80% or higher on the module which the participant can take multiple times. In addition to the patient management component, a video of a panel discussion on the controversial topics of the subject matter is included. These modules are a valuable tool for all otolaryngologists (whether or not they participate in the MOC program) in evaluating and improving their decision-making skills in otolaryngology. You can access the learning modules through your ABOHNS profile.

Below is a list of available modules:
Specialty Topic
Allergy Child with Chronic Cough
Child with Epiphora and Nasal Obstruction
Patient with an Allergy Emergency
Patient for Evaluation of Nasal Allergies
Child with Food Allergy
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Patient with Nasal Valve Compromise
Patient with Post-Surgical Facial Nerve Paralysis
Patient with Cutaneous Malignancy of Nose
Patient with Sagging Eyelids
Child with Protruding Ears
Head & Neck Patient with Parotid Mass
Patient with Hypercalcemia
Patient with Snoring and Daytime Somnolence
Patient with Thyroid Mass
Patient with Lateral Neck Mass
Patient with Progressive Nasal Obstruction
Child with Neck Mass
Patient with Post-surgical Facial Nerve Paralysis
Patient with Left-Sided Neck Mass
Laryngology Patient with Laryngeal Mass
Patient with Shortness of Breath
Patient with Hoarseness
Patient with Dysphonia
Patient with Vocal Difficulties
Otology / Neurotology Patient with Recurrent Vertigo
Patient with Dizziness and Hyperacusis
Patient with Progressive Hearing Loss
Patient with Right-Sided Hearing Loss
Patient with Acute Facial Paralysis
Patient with Post-surgical Facial Nerve Paralysis
Patient with Unilateral Hearing Loss
Patient with Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
Pediatric Otolaryngology Child with Chronic Cough
Adolescent with Nasal Obstruction
Child with Epiphora and Nasal Obstruction
Child with Neck Mass
Child with Snoring
Adolescent with Epistaxis
Child with Food Allergy
Child with Protruding Ears
Rhinology Patient with an Allergy Emergency
Child with Chronic Cough
Patient with Rhinorrhea
Adolescent with Nasal Obstruction
Child with Epiphora and Nasal Obstruction
Patient with Progressive Nasal Obstruction
Patient for Evaluation of Nasal Allergies
Adolescent with Epistaxis
Sleep Medicine Patient with Snoring and Daytime Somnolence
Patient with Non-Restorative Sleep and Daytime Somnolence
Child with Snoring