2021 ACS Core General Surgery Review for Residents (CGSRRes)

The ACS Core General Surgery Review for Residents is a new three-day course developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education. This engaging course is specifically designed for residents interested in an intense review of general surgery. The course may also be beneficial for those preparing for general surgery-qualifying or other examinations, as well as for those transitioning to general surgery practice or advanced training.

Course Content

The course may be used to identify strengths and areas for additional study in the essential content areas of general surgery, including:

  • Alimentary tract
  • Endocrine and soft tissue
  • Oncology
  • Skin and breast
  • Surgical critical care
  • Trauma
  • Vascular
  • Perioperative care
  • Special topics (transplantation, geriatric care, medical ethics, and biostatistics)

Target Audience

  • Surgical Residents


  • For course related questions, please contact Melanie Thorsen, MBAHC, CRA, CCMEP, Senior Manager, Continuing Education Programs and Lifelong Learning, at mthorsen@facs.org.
  • If you have any technical questions, contact learning@facs.org
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible company

The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

Speaker and Moderator Disclosures

A case-based approach and focused didactic sessions will be used by expert faculty to provide a comprehensive, yet targeted, review.  The exceptional core faculty include:

John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, MMA, FACS | Course Chair - nothing to disclose
Professor of Surgery, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD
Medical Director, Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®), American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
Vice president, Trauma Associates, Lead, SD

Andrew S. Kastenmeier, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
Assistant professor of surgery, department of surgery
Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Robert C. McIntyre, Jr., MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
Professor of surgery, department of surgery
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Chief, division of GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery, and director, endocrine surgery, trauma and acute care surgery, and surgical critical care
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO

Laura J. Moore, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose
Associate professor of surgery, department of surgery
University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

Program Committee Disclosures

TBD - nothing to disclose

TBD - nothing to disclose

TBD - nothing to disclose

TBD - nothing to disclose

Accreditation Information

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded for this course. This activity is not eligible for CME or CE credits.


Course Completion

To receive the Certificate of Completion, participants will need to complete the following:

  • Review all course materials, including pre-/posttest requirements
  • Course evaluation

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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