AAST CME: Learning That Matter
Welcome to AAST CME/e-Learning! Meet your CME needs anytime, anywhere.
AAST has been producing high quality educational programs for over 75 years. To meet your CME needs, AAST hosts relevant, exclusive content in a flexible and convenient manner.
AAST provides a variety of online options that confer AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, many include a self-assessment component. To find out more about the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements, visit the ABS Website.
For your convenience, AAST will report CME credits for American College of Surgeons (ACS) members directly to ACS, on a monthly basis. These credits will appear in your individual ACS "MYCME" Portal on your CME transcript. AAST will also provide you a PDF copy of your certificate at the completion of each course. If you are unable to view your certificate online, please check to ensure your pop-ups are not being blocked.
Please note: June of 2022 was the last month that AAST was accredited with the American College of Surgeons. Beginning July of 2022, AAST began working with a new accreditor, CineMed. All CME activities that launched in and before June of 2022 (ACS accredited activities) will be sent monthly to the American College of Surgeons to be applied to your profile. Activities that launched in July of 2022 (CineMed accredited activities) and after will not show up in your ACS profile.
This year, the ABS announced that it will no longer accept self-uploads of CME activities. AAST is aware of this and is taking the correct steps with CineMed to ensure your activities during/after July 2022 will be reported to ABS monthly beginning October 1st. Activities launched June of 2022 with ACS should be transferred to your ABS profile automatically.
For a seamless CME transfer process, please ensure the following fields are completed in your AAST profile:
• American Board of Surgery (ABS) License State (The state where you currently practice)
• License ID (ABS ID number preferred, but NPI number also acceptable)
• Date of Birth
- Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery articles
- Archived AAST Virtual Grand Rounds
- Certain Annual Meeting Master Surgeon Lectures and topic-specific presentations
- Region VII Sessions
- Critical Care Committee Journal Reviews
All courses are currently provided in one hour increments. Each course is assigned an experience level and topic category, to help you determine which course best fits your needs. Check back often as new courses are being added monthly.
AAST members have access to all online courses, free of charge. A nominal fee will apply for all non-members.
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery subscribers will have complimentary access to all JTACS courses; however, a fee will apply when accessing all other course types.
Once you have gained access to a course (via payment or complimentary access), you will be allowed to revisit the course as many times, and as often as you like.
Click on the "View Courses" button below to access a list of all available courses. To target courses that are relevant to your educational needs, there are a variety of filter options available.
Example: If you are looking for the January 2017 Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery CME article
- Check the box next to “JOT Article”
- Enter a date range, i.e., 1/1/2017 and 1/31/2017
- Click "Filter: button at the bottom.
The list of courses will then be narrowed down to include only Journal Articles posted between the date range selected.
Should you have questions, or require any assistance in completing a course or claiming your CME credits, please contact: