ASCRS U is the premier online resource for practicing and in-training colorectal surgeons, as well as general surgeons, residents and medical students with an interest in topics related to colorectal care. All content and resources have been created and reviewed by colorectal surgeons. From the new ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery to video-based educational resources, with options to earn CME and Continuous Certification Self-Assessment credit, or to test your knowledge taking practice tests, there is something to meet your learning needs.  


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ASCRS Toolkit - Free Resources – Open Access: 

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Pelvic Floor Consensus Statements
  • The Best of Annual Meeting Presentations
  • Quality and Safety Committee Initiatives 
  • Video Based Education Channel
  • IBD Surgery Debates

ASCRS Membership includes access to these additional resources:

  • ASCRS Textbook (4th Edition) 
  • Fundamentals of Rectal Cancer
  • Question Bank – CARSEP X (non-CME)
  • ​Video Mentorship Series Recordings 
  • Webinar Recordings

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Additional & Non-Member Purchase Options 

Non-Members: If you do not yet have a profile with ASCRS, create one now.
You must be logged in for the "Add to Cart" option to appear in the Store for the items listed below.
Non-Member Bundle
12-month subscription
Includes access to all resources in the ASCRS Membership Bundle and is the only way for non-members to access the ASCRS Textbook and Question Bank. A 12-month subscription starts from the month of purchase. 

Members: N/A 

Non-Members: $495 

CARSEP XI  6 Practice Tests including critiques and references for studying. Post-Assessment completion of 75% or higher earns 75 CME credits, also eligible for Continuous Education Self-Assessment. 

Members: $175 

Non-Members: $425 

Fundamentals of Rectal Cancer (FRCS)  The definitive resource for all surgeons who care for rectal cancer patients, to promote high-quality, evidence-based surgical and perioperative care. The program also meets standard 8.1 for NAPRC hospital accreditation in addition to CME credit. 

Members: N/A 

Non-Members: $250 

Webinar Recordings 12-month subscription  A 12-month subscription to the entire library of webinar recordings on ASCRS U, covering a variety of topics related to colorectal care. Webinars are offered for CME credits with new recordings added throughout the year. The 12-month subscription starts from the month of purchase.

Members: N/A 

Non-Members: $150 

Video Mentorship Series  The ASCRS Video Mentorship Series is an annual series of intraoperative video-based coaching sessions, presented in the webinar format, with the goal of sharing operative techniques and improving procedural confidence.
Annual r
egistration for the series includes access to live webinars and all recorded sessions on ASCRS U. For information on live events in the series, visit the Video Mentorship Series page

Members: $0

Non-Members: $50 


The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.