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ACS Offers E-Learning Educational Programs

To support the ACS members affected by the cancellation of live educational activities, the ACS Division of Education offers a variety of online, high-quality educational programs. Read more here about the ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum® and Introduction to the ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum® for Medical Students, as part of our series of programs featured in this newsletter.

ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum

Target Audience: Surgical Residency Programs for Entering Postgraduate Year (PGY)-1 Surgery Residents

The ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum (ACS FSC) is a case-based, online curriculum that residency programs purchase for their new residents to reinforce the critical knowledge required for the first months of residency. Using cognitive simulation, the learners work through 108 case scenarios addressing 14 essential content areas. Enrollment includes self-evaluations for residents and reporting for program officials.

ACS FSC - Urology Select Cases
Target Audience: Urology Residency Programs for their Entering PGY-1 Urology Residents

A subset of ACS FSC case scenarios most relevant to PGY-1 urology residents. Includes 76 case scenarios across 11 essential content areas.

ACS FSC - Otolaryngology Select Cases
Target Audience: Otolaryngology Residency Programs for their Entering PGY-1 Otolaryngology Residents

A subset of ACS FSC case scenarios most relevant to PGY-1 otolaryngology residents. Includes 63 case scenarios across 11 essential content areas.

ACS FSC - Orthopaedic Surgery Select Cases
Target Audience: Orthopaedic Residency Programs for their Entering PGY-1 Orthopaedic Residents

A subset of ACS FSC case scenarios most relevant to PGY-1 orthopaedic surgery residents. Includes 67 case scenarios across 10 essential content areas.

Introduction to the ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum® for Medical Students

Target Audience: 4th Year Medical Students and Medical School Faculty

The ACS Division of Education is offering a selection of ACS FSC case scenarios to medical schools and students at no cost.

For more information, please contact Kim Echert at fundamentalsofsurgery@facs.org.