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


Educating and training surgeons was the catalyst for founding the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in 1913 by Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, and today, remains integral across the entire spectrum of College activities. Rely on the ACS to be your premier source for surgical education, and take advantage of a wide variety of resources appropriate for your learning needs. This page features the major initiatives of the Division of Education, and educational activities of the Trauma Programs and Cancer Programs. Practicing surgeons, surgery residents, and other members of the surgical team will find an array of exciting education resources and opportunities which are driven by the ACS mission: raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. Learn more with ACS, and fuel your passion for lifelong learning.

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Select a role or program to find ACS training opportunities:


2019 E-Posters

The Scientific Forum program at Clinical Congress 2019 provided a platform for scientific and surgical researchers across all levels of training and experience to present their original research. View the more than 500 e-posters presented at this year's Clinical Congress.

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Claim Your Credits

Claim Clinical Congress 2019 Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Self-Assessment (SA) Credits. The deadline to claim CME Credit and earn SA Credit for the ACS Clinical Congress 2019 is December 1, 2019. View the Clinical Congress program.

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New RISE Article

In the most recent RISE article, the authors highlight resources for those who work with students transitioning from undergraduate to graduate surgical education.

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