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Committee on Medical Student Education


  • Address comprehensively the educational needs in surgery for medical students during all four years of medical school
  • Support educational efforts that facilitate the transition from medical school to residency training
  • Play a pivotal role in developing and implementing new and innovative educational programs to address general competencies in the third-year surgery clerkships and fourth-year rotations
  • Make available a spectrum of innovative educational programs and materials to the medical students
  • Establish a national mentoring program for medical students to complement mentoring available within the respective schools
  • Promote and support surgery interest groups at various medical schools
  • Provide helpful information and guidance to medical students interested in surgical careers
  • Facilitate the involvement of medical students in the educational activities of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Support the involvement of surgery faculty members in the medical school curricula of all four years
  • Support efforts to recruit the best candidates to medical school
  • Work closely with other organizations to achieve the optimum educational outcomes
  • Monitor the outcomes of educational programs

Committee on Medical Student Education Roster

Apply for the Committee

The Committee on Medical Student Education committee aims to comprehensively address the educational needs in surgery for medical students during all four years of medical school.

The Committee currently has two (2) vacancies—one opening is for a Fellow or Associate Fellow and the other is for a Medical Student Member.

  • Annual in-person meetings: 1
  • Annual phone/web meetings: 12+
  • Requirements: ACS Fellow, Associate Fellow, or Medical Student Member

To apply, send a CV, letter of interest (one page or less), and recommendation letter from an ACS Fellow (recommendation letters are only required for applicants who are medical students) to Katie McKenzie by August 15.

ACS Staff

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME
Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH
Kim Echert
Katrina McKenzie

The Committee on Medical Student Education welcomes your comments. Please write to the Committee's staff liaison, Katrina McKenzie, at

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