ACS Core General Surgery Review for Residents

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
  • If you have any technical questions, contact
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Course Location

The course will be held at the American College of Surgeons Headquarters, 633 N. Saint Clair St., Chicago, IL 60611-3295.

Please plan to arrive in Chicago on Friday evening. The course will convene at 7:00 am on Saturday and conclude by Monday afternoon.

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons, as the accredited provider of this activity, must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Therefore, it is mandatory that both the program/planning/editorial committee and authors complete disclosure forms. Individuals were required to disclose all financial relationships. The ACCME defines a ‘commercial interest’ as “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients”.  It does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.  The ACCME considers “relevant” financial relationships as financial transactions (in any amount) that may create a conflict of interest and occur within the 12 months preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the educational activity. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website:

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias.  The planning/editorial committee members and authors were contacted and the conflicts listed below have been managed to our satisfaction. However, if you perceive a bias, please advise us of the circumstances on the evaluation form.  

The requirement for disclosure is not intended to imply any impropriety of such relationships, but simply to identify such relationships through full disclosure and to allow the audience to form its own judgments regarding the presentation.

Course Faculty

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


A Certificate of Completion will be awarded for this course. 

This activity is not eligible for CME or CE credits.

Available Credit

  • 0.00 Certificate of Completion
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