Operative Case Logging Guide and Resources

The following are guides and resources to help you understand the ACGME and ABS guidelines for case volume requirements and logging. This webpage serves as a guide and resource; always refer to and check the policies on ACGME and ABS' websites to ensure you have the most up-to-date guidelines.  

It is a program requirement that you concurrently log your cases. Case volumes are reviewed at your bi-annual meetings with the Program Directors and at the Clinical Competency Committee meetings. Logging cases concurrently is a form of professionalism, which is an ACGME Milestone. 


The following enter cases under THEIR designated program’s ID :

• Urology

• Plastics

• Ortho

• CT

• Vascular

• Otolaryngology


The following should enter their cases under the General Surgery ID:

• General Surgery Categoricals

• General Surgery Prelims

User name and password information will be emailed to you by ACGME.


**ACGME now requires that we submit case log reports for our prelim residents that have completed their general surgery training in our program; it serves as proof of GS training**


About SIMPL OR: System for Improving and Measuring Procedural Learning in the OR is a smart-phone based system that makes it feasible to evaluate residents after every procedure they perform.  The SIMPL OR app, used by residents and faculty, is designed from the ground up for efficiency and ease of use while still providing meaningful evaluation data.  Each evaluation consists of 3 questions plus the option to dictate formative feedback.  Aggregated evaluation data is accessible to faculty who can use it to see how much experience a resident has with any given procedure or with a group of procedures.  This knowledge can, in turn, serve to inform a conversation with the resident prior to each operation so as to better individualize both teaching and supervision in the operating room.

SIMPL automtically logs your cases into ACGME's case log system! 

SIMPL Training

Please take a moment to click on the link below to review SIMPL training. You will receive an email from SIMPL asking to login and create/update your account.  Please be sure to check your junk folder just in case the invite is not in your inbox.  Please email generalsurgeryresidency@stanford.edu if you need to access your user name or password. 

SIMPL Training Link


Installation download and install for Android  

Installation download and install for iOS 

SIMPL Training Powerpoint for Incoming Interns

The Academic Year change is coming for many programs, and here are a couple resources from SIMPL: 

Training Slides

Engagement tips

Case logging video for trainees

Questions regarding logging your cases?  

Please email generalsurgeryresidency@stanford.edu