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SRGS Resident Subscriptions

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Below the table, you will find descriptions of each subscription format. Click on the links under “Formats” to visit the American College of Surgeons (ACS) e-store where you can purchase the subscription online. SRGS Individual Resident cannot be ordered through the e-store. Please download the SRGS order form and submit it via fax or mail. Review our other ordering options to subscribe today.

If you are an ACS member or have an existing account, please enter your ACS-SRGS username and password.

* Non-ACS member resident subscriptions cannot be ordered online. Non-ACS resident members must submit proof of residency from a program administrator with an order form.

Resident Subscription Types

Individual Resident Subscriptions*


ACS Member











ACS Member




*SRGS Individual Resident cannot be ordered through the e-store. Please download the SRGS order form and submit it via fax or mail.

Resident Program Subscriptions

ACS Member


Program Director and 1-6 Residents



Up to 6 Additional Residents (7-12)



Any Additional Residents (13 or more)**



**The price of purchasing SRGS Resident drops to $50/resident AFTER you have purchased 12 online subscriptions

Print without CME

  • Depending on when the order was place, print subscriptions typically begin with the next issue to be published, and will arrive by U.S. Postal Service within six weeks.
  • Each issue includes a topic-specific review of approximately 150 articles published in premier medical journals.
  • Although a 20-question self-assessment quiz is included in each issue, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ cannot be earned with this subscription format.
  • Full-text reprint articles for further study (approx. 8–12) are included in each issue.
  • SRGS cannot be shared or copied for distribution to others.

Individual Resident

Individual Resident is an online version of SRGS. This subscription format offers original content not found in the print format: health care editorials and commentaries by general surgeons on the strengths and weaknesses of recently published literature.

  • Individual Resident does not include the full-text article reprints cited in the review. Instead, it provides an annotated bibliography of the articles selected for further study.
  • Online SRGS formats can be accessed on your mobile device. Files have also been optimized for iPad, iPhone, other smartphones, and Kindle located under the “Current Overview” and “Past Issues” tabs. There is no SRGS app at this time.
  • Although a 20-question self-assessment quiz is contained in each issue, you cannot earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ with this subscription format.
  • You receive access to the archive of the complete cycle of previously published topics.
  • You can download the issue PDF to your desktop or mobile device to build your own archive.
  • A username and password to access the content is sent to via e-mail as soon as the order is processed.
  • An e-mail alert is sent to subscribers when a new issue has been posted.
  • The content files can be downloaded for personal use, but cannot be distributed to others. Sharing SRGS login information is strictly prohibited. Files cannot be shared over a computer network.

To order an Individual Resident subscription, download the order form.

Group Resident Programs

Resident Program

In addition to the literature review and an annotated bibliography of articles for further study, the Group Resident program provides online access to original SRGS content not found in the print format: health care editorials and commentaries by general surgeons on the strengths and weaknesses of recently published literature. For the program director, the Group Resident program also includes a Practicing Surgeon subscription, a print copy of SRGS, and the ability to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit by taking the CME pre-and posttests.
Program directors or designees can sign up for a free 30-day trial of the Resident program. Contact SRGS customer service at 800-631-0033.

The Group Resident program order form must be completed by a director or designee.

Discounted Subscriptions for Other Faculty

If faculty would like an online SRGS subscription, we offer a 50% discount off listed prices for Practicing Surgeon (without full-text reprints; similar to Individual Resident) or Premium (with full-text reprints of select articles). Subscription prices depend on ACS member status. Faculty can be added to the initial SRGS Group Resident order; please identify as faculty.

About Discounted Member Pricing

All subscribers must be ACS members to take advantage of the discounted initial package price for members. It’s easy to become an ACS Resident member; PGY1s are free for one year, other residents’ fees are $20 annually. Submit ACS Resident Member applications or reinstatement forms to ACS Member Services and fees at least two weeks before your anticipated Resident subscription start date. More information is available in the document “Steps to Ensure a Hassle-Free Order Process.”

CME for Program Directors

Program Directors can earn 10 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits at no extra charge by completing the 20-question test included in each issue of SRGS. To access the self-assessment test, go to “CME Test Login” and enter your ACS username and password.

Residents also have access to these tests (presented as 20 multiple-choice questions and prepared in standard examination format), but cannot earn CME credit for completing these tests.

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