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Keystone Chapter American College of Surgeons

Keystone Chapter Case Reviews in Surgery Competition

  • March 26, 2021
  • 11:59 PM


  • Medical Student Case Reviews in Surgery Competition Submission
  • Resident Authored Case Reviews in Surgery Submission Form.

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The Keystone Chapter is hosting a Case Review in Surgery competition for our Fellows-in-Training, Residents, and Medical Students, following the ACS guidelines. Submissions will be judged and top submissions will present their Case Review in a live, virtual format the week of April 26, 2021.

Case Reviews in Surgery is an interesting, unique, peer-reviewed program addressing some of the most significant educational needs of practicing surgeons and surgery residents. The published case reviews will offer our members and the surgical community access to high-quality, in-depth analyses of actual surgical cases.

Winning submissions will be eligible and submitted for publication consideration in the national and renown, now open-source ACS Case Reviews in Surgery.

Once submitted to the Keystone Chapter Case Study Competition, the work may not be submitted, published, or used elsewhere while under consideration.


  • Practicing surgeon/attending surgeon must be a member of the Keystone Chapter and included as one of the case report authors
  • Lead/summitting author must be a member of the Keystone Chapter
  • Case Reports should be approximately 1,000 words, including case description
  • All submissions must be new, unpublished, or unpresented material
  • Content of each case report should meet the following criteria:
  • Focus on a topic of interest to practicing surgeons
  • Describe experiences that may not be routinely seen or that were treated in a unique fashion
  • Involve patients who have common surgical problems (where clinical presentation and/or challenges of management produced knowledge and insights that have educational value)

Submission Fee: $40.00 per entry


Submission Portal Opens: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Submission Portal Closes: Friday, March 19, 2021

Judges Announcement: Friday, April 2, 2021

Presentations Due: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Live Viewing: Week of April 26, 2021

Helpful Resources:

Þ Prototype Case Review

Þ Case Report Submission Checklist

Þ Author Instructions/Guidelines

Þ ACS Case Reviews in Surgery FAQ

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