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ACS Chapter Competitions: ACS Case Reviews in Surgery

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is pleased to announce a new initiative that ACS Chapters can implement to encourage resident members to become involved in their local chapters and the College.

The recently launched ACS Case Reviews in Surgery (ACS Case Reviews) will publish case reports in various surgical specialties six times a year. The content of each case report should be something of interest to practicing surgeons and describe experiences that may not be routinely seen or was treated in a unique fashion. Case reports that involve patients who have common surgical problems—where the clinical presentation and/or challenges of management produced knowledge and insights that have educational value—are also worthy of submission to ACS Case Reviews. Case reports will be reviewed with the understanding that the work has not been published by, and is not under consideration at, any other journal. All manuscripts are peer reviewed.

How Chapters Can Get Involved

Chapters are encouraged to hold “case study contests” for residents and Fellows. As per submission guidelines, residents can submit to ACS Case Reviews if an ACS Fellow is included as one of the case report authors. Chapters would judge submitted entries and the winner of the competition would receive guaranteed review of the publication in ACS Case Reviews and a free one-year subscription to the journal (annual subscriptions are $125 with CME and $75 without CME).

Guidelines for Chapters

  • Domestic and international chapters are eligible.
  • Chapters may submit one entry per year.
  • The selection process within the chapter should be developed by the chapter council.
  • The winning chapter submission should be sent to casereviews@facs.org.

Questions about the ACS Case Reviews in Surgery Chapter Competition can be directed to Whitney Greer, Managing Editor, Selected Readings in General Surgery and ACS Case Reviews in Surgery, at wgreer@facs.org or 312-202-5698.