General Surgery In-Depth Virtual Review Seminar

2020 ACOS In-depth Review Seminar

Full Course Now Available | Register Today!

ACOS remains committed in our mission of promoting excellence in osteopathic surgical care through education. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), congregating in-person was not possible so the 2020 IDR has been converted to a virtual, on-demand format. All registrants are provided with information on how to access the course materials via the ACOS eLearning Portal. Register today to advantage of this eLearning experience from the comfort and safety of your home, office, or anywhere you choose to study.

The ACOS 2020 General Surgery In-Depth Review Seminar (IDR), is now available for online learning.  

2020 IDR Program Chairs, Jessica L. Bartock, D.O., and Annika C. Storey, D.O., with the support of the In-Depth Review Committee, are diligently working on this year's content in an effort to once again deliver a top-notch, comprehensive educational program.

The IDR is our annual board review course. This customized ACOS Seminar is designed to provide the general surgeon with an in-depth review on topics found on certifications exams. Past participants have found it to be a helpful experience in preparing for certification or re-certification examinations**. In addition, attendees not preparing for board certification or re-certification may earn valuable CME credit. The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. Eligible attending physicians can earn American Osteopathic Association continuing medical education (CME) credit by participating in the educational programs and activities at the 2020 General Surgery In-depth Review Seminar. ACOS estimates that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education will approve this program for a maximum of 29.00 AOA Category 1-A CME credit hours.

Mock Oral Boards Workshop (canceled until further notice):
As noted above, this year's IDR will take place virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic. ACOS recognizes that the Mock Oral Boards workshop is a key component for some attending the annual IDR, and we are working to find a solution that will enable us to hold this workshop in a safe environment. We appreciate your patience as we work through the changing dynamics associated with COVID-19. The health and safety of our members, staff, attendees, and speakers is our number one priority.  

**ACOS will not guarantee results on any certification or recertification exams

"I would like to thank the college for offering this recent well-structured In Depth Review for the recertification exam. Hopefully, this will be offered more frequently as it is a good comprehensive coverage of major topics. Glad to say I passed my exam on first attempt. Kudos to the ACOS IDR committee for a job well done!"
--Robert Edwards, D.O. Attendee, 2018 ACOS General Surgery In-Depth Review

You may see the full schedule for this year's In-depth Review by clicking here. 


Don't have an account with ACOS? Click here  for a downloadable 2020 General Surgery In-depth Review registration form.


Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, ACOS is sensitive to the stress that our members and the healthcare community are experiencing. As such, we are pleased to extend our low, early-bird registration rate to all registrants of the 2020 IDR with no expiration date.  


Registration fees below include:

Educational programming presented on-demand via the ACOS eLearning Portal

Early Registration

New low 2020 IDR rate!

Member (CME eligible)


Non-Member (CME eligible)


Resident Member (No CME awarded)


Resident Non-Member (No CME awarded)


Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA) members (No CME awarded)




Virtual: Information regarding access to this live, virtual course will be sent to registrants via email.

The 2020 General Surgery VIRTUAL In-depth Review Seminar launched in the ACOS eLearning Portal on April 22, 2020. Registrants for the program have access to the program for a minimum of three years through their eLearning account. This means that eligible attendees have the benefit of getting quality CME and/or preparing for the certification or recertification exams at their convenience – Anytime, Anywhere, ACOS eLearning.

More Information

The most up-to-date information about the 2020 General Surgery In-depth Review Seminar including lecture updates, speaker details and more can always be found by visiting this page or by contacting with any questions.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to your participation in this in-depth review course!