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.  

Go to ASCRS U

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ASCRS Toolkit - Free Resources – Open Access: 

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Pelvic Floor Consensus Statements
  • The Best of 2021 Annual Meeting Presentations
  • Quality Assessment and Safety Initiatives 

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

Additional & Non-Member Purchase Options 

Non-Members If you don't 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  Almost 30 webinars covering a variety of topics related to colorectal care. Up to 16 CME credits can be earned. For upcoming live webinars, visit the webinar page. A 12-month subscription starts from the month of purchase. 

Members: N/A 

Non-Members: $150 

Video Mentorship Series Recordings  A curriculum has been established that focuses on one step of one procedure (for example splenic flexure takedown).  The steps identified in the curriculum will each be the topic of a webinar in the series. During the webinar, videos will be presented anonymously while moderators provide commentary and respond to questions submitted by attendees in real time. Series runs on a calendar year, with access to recordings through March of the following year. For information on live events in the series, visit the VMS page

Members: N/A 

Non-Members: $50 

Accreditation


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