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You must log in to the site using your American College of Surgeons (ACS) or ACS Case Reviews in Surgery username and password. Your eight-digit username can be found on the address label or on your annual renewal notice. Your password is your last name. If you have customized your log in, please use it here. If you have trouble logging in, please contact us at or 800-631-0033.

Learning Objectives

This activity is designed for general surgeons, surgical residents, and allied professionals. Regular reading of ACS Case Reviews in Surgery should enable learners to:

  • Maintain an excellent knowledge base in all areas of general surgery
  • Develop comparative and critical literature reading skills
  • Apply newly acquired knowledge to surgical practice
  • Prepare effectively for recertification exams

Requirements to Earn CME Credit

To be eligible for ACS Case Reviews in Surgery continuing medical education (CME) credit, you must have an active subscription to ACS Case Reviews in Surgery. CME credit is not retroactive. If you are a new subscriber, eligibility begins with the current issue.

You must complete the posttest to earn CME credit. When completed, the correct answer for each question and score are provided. Date completed and percent correct appear on your CME test index page.

The posttest is taken after reading ACS Case Reviews in Surgery and confers AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The four multiple-choice posttests must be completed after reading the issue. You can save your progress on the posttest and complete it later. You have two attempts to select the correct answer, after which time the answer and supporting documentation from the issue are reviewed. The score that appears on your CME test index page is based on the percentage answered correctly after the second attempt.

After completing four mandatory evaluation questions per test, your CME credits will be posted automatically to the ACS MyCME database. You can view your transcript by clicking the View CME button at the bottom of CME test index page or on the ACS MyCME page. You can print certificates for individual tests from their online transcript.


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring material for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per year. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit reflects 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ annually/4 per issue. AMA PRA credit may only be claimed by, and awarded to, physicians, defined by the AMA as individuals who have completed an allopathic (MD), osteopathic (DO), or an equivalent medical degree from another country. If you need a nonphysician certificate of completion, please contact