2018 General Surgery In-depth Review Seminar

April 25–28, 2018, the ACOS hosted the 2018 General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar (IDR) in Portland, Oregon.

The In-Depth Review Committee and this year’s Program Chairs – Kristen Conrad-Schnetz, D.O., FACOS, and Marc A. Campbell, D.O., developed a top-notch program. Our 2018 board review course was designed to provide attendees with in-depth review on the presented board exam topics.

The Seminar opened with a special “mock” oral board session on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 25. Participants learned tips and tricks on the oral boards before putting their skills to the test by being tested by our “mock” proctors. Thursday, April 26 the IDR curriculum will shift to focus on a deep-dive into the topics covered in the General Surgery OCC Written Examination. Participants experienced three full days of intensive learning to better prepare them for the certification or recertification examinations.

ACOS does not guarantee results on any certification or recertification exams.


Click Here to view our interactive educational program.


CME Evaluation

Claim your CME Credits!

The ACOS will petition the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Continuing Medical Education to approve the 2018 In-Depth Review program for a maximum of 25.50 Category 1-A CME credit hours. Instructions on how to access the evaluation site and how to complete the process can be found by clicking here .

Eligible participants must claim your CME credits NO LATER THAN Monday, July 9, 2018. Attendees that do not submit their evaluation by the deadline WILL NOT receive credit for the 2018 In-Depth Review, there are no exceptions.



Registered attendees were provided with both pre and post-tests at the 2018 IDR. The pre/post-tests serve to gauge the learners’ knowledge gained during this board review course. Attendees who have not done so already are encouraged to take the daily post-tests to aid in preparation for their certification/re-certification test. Instructions for completing the Post-Tests can be found HERE .

Please note: No CME is awarded for completing Post-Tests, it is intended to gauge learning outcomes from the course. ACOS does not guarantee results on any certification or recertification exams.


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