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ACS Offers E-Learning Educational Programs

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education offers a spectrum of online educational resources that support members of the College affected by the cancellation of live in-person training as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The College programs include Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS®), ACS Multimedia Atlas of Surgery, the UltraSound Essentials for Surgeons (USES) Course, and Clinical Congress 2019 Webcasts.

Selected Readings in General Surgery

Target Audience: Practicing Surgeons, Surgery Residents

SRGS continues to publish evidence-based reviews of the medical literature and the cycle of topics is designed to cover the field of General Surgery in 33 months. The education and self-assessment model of SRGS is especially designed to promote mastery of learning in surgery, and multiple journal subscription types are available, including various with Continuing Medical Education (CME) online-only formats, three resident formats, and several print formats. One of SRGS's latest new online-only offerings is a freely available audio companion.

The SRGS program contains an overview providing reviews of approximately 110 articles per issue. These are chosen from the medical literature by the surgeon expert. Also included is a concise review of 10 recently published articles accompanied by an expert commentary for each article, as well as an editorial “The Knowledgeable Surgeon.”

SRGS offers the opportunity to earn 80 Self-Assessment Credits per year, and 20 multiple-choice questions are available for a CME test.

For additional information, contact Whitney L. Greer, Managing Editor, at wgreer@facs.org.

ACS Multimedia Atlas of Surgery

Target Audience: Practicing Surgeons, Surgery Residents

A comprehensive, atlas-style text, the ACS Multimedia Atlas of Surgery volumes include open and laparoscopic surgical techniques in the following domains:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Liver Surgery
  • Pancreas Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery

For more information, contact Olivier Petinaux at opetinaux@facs.org.

UltraSound Essentials for Surgeons Course

Target Audience: Practicing Surgeons, Surgery Residents

The online, on-demand USES course provides the learner with basic education and training in ultrasound imaging as a foundation for specific clinical applications. It fulfills the prerequisite needed for ACS Ultrasound Skills Courses and offers the opportunity to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and claim Self-Assessment Credit.

For more information, contact Olivier Petinaux at opetinaux@facs.org.

Clinical Congress 2019 Webcasts

Target Audience: Practicing Surgeons, Surgery Residents

Webcasts from Clinical Congress 2019 sessions are available online and organized by track. Sessions not eligible for CME Credit include "No CME" in the title. CME Credit claiming is available until December 31, 2020.

For more information, contact Olivier Petinaux at opetinaux@facs.org.