American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

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

ACS Staff

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Chicago, IL
Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH, Chicago, IL
Nicole F. Laroco, Chicago, IL

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

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