American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Requirements

The levels of verification are a progressive series in that to achieve a higher level all other levels below it must be satisfied. Starting with the lowest level (1) and moving to the highest level (5), the verification levels are:

Level

Name

Requirements

Level I 

Verification of Attendance

Course evaluation form

Level II 

Verification of Course Objectives

Response to case presentation questions and/or Report card; and
Course evaluation form

Level III 

Verification of Knowledge & Skills

Pre-/Post-test and report card;
Course evaluation form

Level IV

Verification of Preceptorial Experience

Mentored skills training;
PI CME

Level V

Verification of Satisfactory Patient Outcomes

Case log results; post-op survey and chart audit