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About ACS Case Reviews in Surgery

American College of Surgeons (ACS) Case Reviews in Surgery is an interesting, unique, and peer-reviewed online case report journal that addresses some of the most significant educational needs of practicing surgeons and surgery residents. The journal boasts an exceptional editorial and reviewer board comprised of distinguished surgeon leaders from around the world.

ACS Case Reviews in Surgery is an online-only journal that offers readers open access to high-quality, in-depth analyses of actual surgical cases:

  • The journal is published online six times per year and features 15 case reports and a CME posttest.
  • Each issue also provides full article PDFs.
  • Annual subscriptions for practicing surgeons for access to an accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) program (up to 24 Self-Assessment CME Credits per annual subscription) are available.

Learn more about access to the CME program.

The Vision

Case reports journals are a growing field of interest in the medical community. Market research has identified a very strong interest from the surgical community for this type of publication. In addition, this resource fulfills the ACS Division of Education goal to continually provide new and innovative educational programs for ACS members. ACS Case Reviews in Surgery helps practicing surgeons successfully meet the requirements of Qualifications of the Responsible Surgeon, Relation of the Surgeon to the Patient, Medical Education, and Surgeons and Society. In addition, surgery residents and medical students have an opportunity to begin publishing early in their surgical careers.


ACS Case Reviews in Surgery has three primary objectives:

  • Be the best and highest-quality source of educationally relevant surgical case reports in the United States.
  • Exceed the inherent expectations of an American College of Surgeons’ imprimatur.
  • Help surgeons deliver the highest level of service and surgical care to their patients.

Topics Covered

ACS Case Reviews in Surgery explores an extensive array of specialties, including breast, colorectal, pediatric, transplant, acute care, trauma, plastic, bariatric, general, and rural surgery.

Stay current with the most effective and highest-quality surgical approaches, improve patient outcomes, and earn CME and self-assessment credit. Start reading ACS Case Reviews in Surgery today!