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Clinical Congress Postgraduate Courses

The American College of Surgeons (ACS)  offer several Postgraduate Courses at Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA, in two categories—Didactic Courses and Surgical Skills Courses.

Postgraduate Courses Information

Registration for lecture-only sections of Surgical Skills Courses is open to attendees who would like to learn more about a procedure, but are not yet interested in participating in a hands-on skills lab.

Only registered meeting attendees may purchase Postgraduate 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 also may be purchased on-site, subject to availability and any applicable course prerequisite requirements. Tickets may be exchanged for an alternate course before the start of the course and based on availability. No refunds for Postgraduate Courses will be accepted after October 7, 2019.

Description of Fee Categories


A surgeon who is a Fellow of the College


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


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


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

ACS Program for Verification of Knowledge and Skills

The American College of Surgeons Board of Regents 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, II, or III based on the requirements for each level.


Verification of


Level I


Level II

Satisfactory completion of course objectives


Level III

Knowledge and skills


Level IV

Preceptor experience

Not available at Clinical Congress

Level V

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 (pre-and posttest) component toward Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2. All requirements of these Postgraduate Courses must be completed in order to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and count for Self-Assessment Credit toward Part 2 of the 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.

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