POSTGRADUATE COURSE FEES AND INFORMATION
Only registered meeting attendees may purchase Postgraduate (DEC/SSC) Course tickets. Seating capacities are
limited and ticket requests will be filled on a first-come, first-processed basis. All Postgraduate Courses require
a ticket for admission. Tickets for some of the Postgraduate Courses may also be purchased on-site, subject to
availability and any applicable course prerequisite requirements. Tickets may be exchanged for an alternate course
prior to the start of the course and based on availability. No course refunds will be accepted after Monday,
September 14, 2015.
DESCRIPTION OF FEE CATEGORIES
Fellow A surgeon who is a Fellow of the College
Non-Fellow A practicing surgeon who is not currently a member of the College
RAS Associate Fellows, Resident Members, Medical Student Members, and Affiliate Members of the College
Non-RAS A physician in training or member of the surgical team who is currently in an accredited training program or working in a surgical related setting, but has no affiliation with the College
ACS PROGRAM FOR VERIFICATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
The Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons has approved a five-level model for verification and
documentation of knowledge and skills by the Division of Education, following participation in the educational
programs of the College. This model provides a framework for designing and implementing educational courses
based on principles of contemporary surgical education and permits a provision of appropriate documentation
to the attendees. The courses offered at Clinical Congress have been assigned verification levels of I–III, based
on the requirements for each level.
Level Description Course Ticket
I Verification of attendance
II Verification of satisfactory completion of course objectives
III Verification of knowledge and skills
IV Verification of preceptor experience Not available at Clinical Congress
V Verification of satisfactory patient outcomes Not available at Clinical Congress
*A passing score of 75 percent or higher is required on the posttest.
All Postgraduate Courses with a designated verification level of II and III have a Self-Assessment component toward Maintenance of
Certification (MOC) Part 2. All requirements of these Postgraduate Courses, as outlined above, must be completed in order to receive
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and count for Self-Assessment Credit toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery MOC Program.
Verification of completion of all requirements for Postgraduate Courses will be completed following the conclusion of
Clinical Congress. Please allow up to four to six weeks for notification to claim certificates.