This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but candidates should get a good understanding of the focus of the examination from reading these sources:
Acute Care Surgery. Britt LD, Peitzman A, Barie P, Jurkovich G (Eds). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2012.
Acute Care Surgery: A Guide for General Surgeons Gracias V, McKenney M, Reilly P & Velmahos G (Eds). McGraw Hill Medical 2009.
Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery. Moore LJ, Turner KL, Todd SR (Eds.). Springer 2013.
Core Topics in General & Emergency Surgery, 5th Edition - Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice. S Paterson-Brown (Ed) Saunders Ltd 2013.
Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, 2nd Edition. Ascensio JA & Trunkey DD (Eds). Elsevier 2016.
Essential US for Trauma: E-FAST (Ultrasound for Acute Care Surgeons) Zago MP (Ed). Springer 2014.
Emergency Surgery Course (ESC®) Manual - The Official ESTES/AAST Guide. Fingerhut A, Leppäniemi A, Coimbra R, Peitzman AB, Scalea TM, Voiglio EJ (Eds.). Springer 2016.
Emergency Surgery. Brooks A, Cotton BA, Tai N, Mahoney PF (Eds). BMJ Books. Wiley 2010.
Emergency War Surgery 2014 Paperback – 16 Jan 2014 by Office of the Surgeon General. USA.
Manual of Definitive Surgical Trauma Care, 5th edition. Boffard KD (Ed). CRC Press 2016.
Schein's Common Sense Emergency Abdominal Surgery - An Unconventional Book for Trainees and Thinking Surgeons. Schein M, Rogers P, Assalia A (Eds.) Springer 2009.
The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 4th Edition. Peitzman AB, Schwab CW, Yealy DM, Rhodes M and Fabian TC. Wolters Kluwer 2012.
FRCS General Surgery: 500 SBAs and EMIs. Wilson A, Craig W, Stevenson L. JP Medical Ltd 2013 (useful for practice for candidates not familiar with MCQs).