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

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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 must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website:

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 a activity, please report it on the evaluation.

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
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
Assistant professor of surgery, department of surgery
Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Robert C. McIntyre, Jr., MD, FACS
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
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

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