STEPS presentations


This Standardized Toolbox of Education for Pediatric Surgery (STEPS) is a resource for faculty and senior residents to use for teaching medical students and junior residents. The APSA Education Committee has designed these presentations and we invite you to explore and use these resources. Each module is created to be utilized as a disease based presentation ideally suited for small group interactive learning. The modules are formatted to a standard template that ends with questions to complete the discussion. These modules were not created to be stand alone self-study tools. The topics chosen are those we believe to be the core knowledge required for pediatric surgery for medical students and junior residents in general surgery.

see also the Resident and Student Handbook


Abdominal Masses of Childhood last updated May 2019

Abdominal Wall Defects last updated May 2019

Appendicitis last updated May 2019

Biliary Atresia last updated July 2020

Central Venous Access last updated May 2019

Choledochal Cyst last updated July 2021

Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformations last updated July 2021

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia last updated July 2020

Cryptorchidism last updated November 2022

Duodenal Atresia last updated July 2020

Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula last updated May 2019

Extracorporeal Life Support last updated July 2021

Fluid and Electrolytes last updated July 2020

Hernias last updated May 2019

Hirschsprung Disease last updated November 2022

Imperforate Anus last updated May 2019

Ingested Foreign Bodies last updated November 2022

Intestinal Atresia last updated May 2019

Intussusception last updated July 2020

Malrotation last updated May 2019

Meckel Diverticulum last updated July 2020

Meconium Disease last updated November 2022

Necrotizing Enterocolitis last updated May 2019

Neonatal Intestinal Obstruction last updated July 2020

Ovarian Torsion and Tumors last updated July 2021

Physical Child Abuse last updated July 2021

Pyloric Stenosis last updated May 2019

Testicular Torsion last updated November 2022

Wilms’ Tumor last updated November 2022

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Last updated: November 11, 2022