ACS Core General Surgery Review for Residents

The American College of Surgeons Division of Education is pleased to present the ACS Core General Surgery Review for Residents. This engaging course is specifically designed for residents who are interested in an intense review of general surgery. The course may also be beneficial for those preparing for general surgery qualifying or other examinations and 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 essential content areas of general surgery, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Alimentary Tract
  • Infections and Wound Care
  • Melanoma and Sarcoma
  • Breast
  • Endocrine
  • Surgical Specialties
  • Applied Science
  • Trauma
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Perioperative Care
  • Vascular
  • Geriatric and Palliative Care
     

Target Audience

  • Surgery Residents

Learning Objectives

The ACS Core General Surgery Review for Residents is intended for graduating residents and others seeking a review of general surgery. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the key points in preoperative, operative, and postoperative patient care in the essential content areas of general surgery, including abdomen, alimentary tract, infections and wound care, melanoma and sarcoma, breast, endocrine, surgical specialties, applied science, trauma, surgical critical care, perioperative care, vascular, geriatric and palliative care.
  • Identify areas to strengthen in their medical and patient care knowledge
  • Apply this knowledge and develop strategies for appropriate patient care
  • Better describe patient care that is appropriate and effective for the treatment of relevant health problems encountered by general surgery residents

The course is designed as a capstone to postgraduate training and summation of concepts of the essential content areas and may be beneficial in preparation for examinations. 

Contact

  • For course-related questions, 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: 
06/16/2021
Course expires: 
06/30/2022

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 Disclosures

Nicole Christian, MD, MSCS - Nothing to disclose  
Assistant Professor, Surgery - Surgery Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Seth I. Felder, MD - Nothing to disclose    
Assistant Member, Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology Moffit Cancer Center

Sarah L.M. Greenberg, MD, MPH - Nothing to disclose  
Assistant Professor, University of Washington Seattle Children's Hospital  

Paul M. Jeziorczak, MD, MPH, FACS - Nothing to disclose    
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Children's Hospital of Illinois, University of Illinois, College of Medicine

Edward L. Jones II, MD, FACS - Boston Scientific; Faculty on bile duct courses; salary  
Associate Professor of Surgery Chief; General Surgery Section, Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Kyle J. Kalkwarf, MD - Nothing to disclose
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences    

Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, FACS - Nothing to disclose    
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medical Education
Education Associate DIO, Clinical Learning Environment Section Chief and Fellowship Director, Endocrine Surgery, University of Alabama Birmingham Health System/School of Medicine

David E. Meyer, MD, MS, FACS - Nothing to disclose    
Assistant Professor, Red Duke Trauma Institute, Department of Surgery|Acute Care Surgery, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

John T. Miura, MD - Nothing to disclose    
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Rachel S. Morris, MD - Nothing to disclose
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin  

John A. Weigelt, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Professor of Surgery, Sanford Health
Medical Director of SESAP®, American College of Surgeons

Max V. Wohlauer, MD - Nothing to disclose 
Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine   

Program Committee Disclosures

Course Chair: 

Andrew S. Kastenmeier, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Associate Professor Department of Surgery, Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin

Core Faculty:

Sean P. Dineen, MD, FACS – Nothing to disclose
Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Moffit Cancer Center

Robert C. McIntyre, Jr., MD, FACS - Genentech; Principal Investigator; research grant 
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine Chief, Division of GI, Trauma and Endocrine Surgery
Director, Endocrine Surgery, Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care University of Colorado Hospital

Laura J. Moore, MD, FACS -Decisio Health; Clinical founder; stock, Frontline Medical Technologies; Chair, Clinical Advisory Board; consulting fees; stock 
Professor, Department of Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Chief of Surgical Critical Care, University of Texas McGovern
Medical School Medical Director, Shock Trauma ICU, Red Duke Trauma Institute Memorial Hermann Hospital

Consultant:

John A. Weigelt, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Professor of Surgery, Sanford Health
Medical Director of SESAP®, American College of Surgeons

Staff Consultants:

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE - Nothing to disclose
Director, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons

Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH - Nothing to disclose            
Associate Director, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons

Staff:

Melanie Thorsen, MBAHC, CRA, CCMEP  - Nothing to disclose
Senior Manager, Continuing Education Programs and Lifelong Learning, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons

Lindsay McGuire, MLIS, MA  - Nothing to disclose
Administrator, Continuing Education and Review Courses, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons 

Olivia Moukayed, BA  - Nothing to disclose
Administrator, Continuing Education and Review Courses, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons

Chrysa Cullather, MS  - Nothing to disclose
Senior Medical Editor, SESAP® & Review Courses, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons

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 pretest/posttest requirements
  • Course evaluation

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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You will be asked to register for the course and provide information to complete the registration process.

Once the registration and payment process is completed, an email will be sent to you with the confirmation and course login information. 

 

Course Fee

The following is the course fee for each category.

RAS-ACS Resident members:  $575
Resident nonmembers:  $675
Others:  $775