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ACS Program for Verification of Knowledge and Skills

The Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons has approved a five-level model for verification and documentation of knowledge and skills by the Division of Education, following participation in the educational programs of the College. This model provides a framework for designing and implementing educational courses, based on principles of contemporary surgical education, and permits a provision of appropriate documentation to the attendees. The courses offered at Clinical Congress have been assigned verification levels of I–III, based on the requirements for each level.

Requirements

Level

Description

Course Ticket

Pre- and Posttest*

Skills Report Card

Course Evaluation

Self-Assessment (SA)

I

Verification of attendance

X

X

II

Verification of satisfactory completion of course objectives

X

X

X

X

III

Verification of knowledge and skills

X

X

X

X

X

IV

Verification of preceptor experience

Not available at Clinical Congress

V

Verification of satisfactory patient outcomes

Not available at Clinical Congress

* A passing score of 75 percent or higher is required on the posttest.

All postgraduate courses with a designated verification level of II and III have a Self-Assessment component toward Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2. All requirements of these postgraduate courses, as outlined above, must be completed in order to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and count for Self-Assessment Credit toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

Verification of completion of all requirements for postgraduate courses will be completed following the conclusion of Clinical Congress. Please allow up to 4–6 weeks for notification to claim certificates.

Fees and Information

Only registered meeting attendees may purchase postgraduate (DC/SSC) course tickets. Seating capacities are limited and ticket requests will be filled on a first-come, first-processed basis. All postgraduate courses require a ticket for admission. Tickets for some of the postgraduate courses may also be purchased on-site, subject to availability and any applicable course prerequisite requirements. Tickets may be exchanged for an alternate course prior to the start of the course and based on availability. No course refunds will be accepted after Monday, October 2, 2017.

Description of Fee Categories

Fellow

A surgeon who is a Fellow of the College

Non-Fellow

A practicing surgeon who is not currently a member of the College

RAS

Associate Fellows, Resident Members, Medical Student Members, and Affiliate Members of the College

Non-RAS

A physician in training or member of the surgical team who is currently in an accredited training program or working in a surgical related setting, but has no affiliation with the College

Review Didactic/Experiential Courses

Review Surgical Skills Courses