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Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Deadlines Extended

As the focus during the COVID-19 outbreak must be on the health and safety of our patients and communities, we have assessed other activities and want to provide guidance. In view of this, the ACS Division of Education is extending the deadlines for nominations and application submissions to the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™. Nominations of a colleague may be submitted until April 10. Applications to the Academy may be submitted until April 24.


In October 2014, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education presented to the Board of Regents a proposal to establish an ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™. The Regents approved the proposal unanimously. The aim of the new ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators is to recognize and assemble a cadre of Master Surgeon Educators of national and international renown who will work closely with the ACS Division of Education to advance the science and practice of avant-garde surgical education and training.

The goals of the Academy include defining megatrends in surgical education and training; steering advances in the field; fostering innovation and collaboration; supporting faculty development and recognition; and underscoring the critical importance of surgical education and training in the changing milieu of health care. Academy members are selected through a rigorous peer-review process and induction into the Academy will be a very high honor. Members of the Academy will be expected to engage actively in activities to address the aforementioned goals. Academy membership will be open to Master Surgeon Educators from across the surgical specialties.

The inaugural class of the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators was inducted on October 3, 2018. The 2019 class was inducted on October 4, 2019.

The next class of the Academy will be selected in summer 2020 and inducted in Chicago on September 25, 2020. (Please note: Selected Members must be present at the Induction Ceremony in order to be in the Academy. If there is a scheduling conflict, induction would be delayed until the following year. Selected Members, Associate Members and Affiliate members must be inducted within three years of their selection date or, if not, they will need to re-apply to the Academy during the annual application cycle.)

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2019 Induction

Eighty three esteemed surgeon educators were recently admitted into the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.

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Steering Committee

A steering committee was appointed to provide the overall direction for this program, develop the standards and criteria for induction, and define the range of activities of the Academy. For a listing of the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Steering Committee, use the link below.

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