Annual Reports


For training year ending June 30, 2017 residents are required to submit the Resident’s Evaluation of the Program Form no later than June 30, 2017.

Annual report forms are available by logging in here. Detailed instructions for completion can be viewed below. A video is also provided in the reporting section (accessed after logging in) that includes instructions and information about the report process and answers many common questions.

Forms submitted after the June 30 deadline will be assessed a $250 late fee. Additional late fees of $250 will accrue annually for outstanding late fees. Review of the residency training of ACOS resident members is performed as a member benefit. Non-members are required to pay a $300 processing fee for the review of an annual resident report. Annual resident reports will not be reviewed if outstanding fees have not been paid. Annual dues for Resident Members for the 2016 - 2017 training year are $185. All outstanding late and/ or non-member fees must be paid in order to receive approval of training and be eligible to sit for the AOA certifying board examinations.

Instructions to Complete Annual Reports
(Microsoft Word Document)

Program Directors

For training year ending June 2016 program directors are required to submit the following Annual Report Forms electronically to the ACOS after June 1st, but no-later-than June 30. Forms which are incomplete or not submitted by the June 30 deadline may cause a delay in resident’s approval of training or affect the accreditation status of a program. Delay in approval of a resident’s training may affect board eligibility.

Annual Report Forms to be completed by Program Directors - Due June 30

1.     Program Director’s Evaluations of the Resident-Not submitted to ACOS but maintained by program
2. Annual Resident Report Checklist for Program Directors
3. Program Director's Statement of Resident Completion (Graduating Residents ONLY)
4. Program Directors Annual Evaluation of the Program

Annual report forms are available by logging in here.

The program is required to maintain copies of the above forms, including a signed copy of the resident’s Operative Report and Program Director’s Evaluation of the Resident, and the scholarly activity documentation (i.e. paper, poster, etc). The Resident Operative Report is no longer be submitted to the ACOS. Annual Report forms maintained by the program, including the Program Director’s Evaluation of the Resident, Resident Operative Report and scholarly activity documentation will be available and reviewed during the program’s periodic review for continuing approval.

3. Resident Operative Report.
Residents must submit to the program director for review and approval a Resident Operative Report using the Resident Case Log System. The Resident Operative Report is to be signed by the program director and resident and must be maintained by the program. Instructions on how to use the Resident Case Log System are located on the Director/Administrative Manual and the Resident Manual. For questions or problems concerning the Resident Case Load System please contact the help desk at 312-755-5000 or email at

Current residents specializing in cardiothoracic or surgical critical care must also complete the manual form. Click to select manual forms for one of the following specialties:
Resident Manual
(Adobe PDF File)
CTV Segregated Totals Form
(Adobe PDF File)
SCC Segregated Totals Form
(Adobe PDF File)

Scholarly Activity/Scientific Research Paper
Scholarly Activity Requirements must be documented for those residents submitting annual reports for the training year. Residents will provide a narrative describing his/her scholarly activity. The narrative must include the following:

• Title and type of activity (i.e. paper, poster presentation, community-based effort, medical quality initiative or practice improvement outcome)
• Purpose
• Methods
• Results
• Conclusion
• Resident's Role