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.

Find Education & Training Opportunities

Select a role or program to find ACS training opportunities:


Register Today

Clinical Congress features outstanding education and training opportunities at the premier annual surgical meeting for surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and members of surgical teams. Registration is now open for Clinical Congress 2019.

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Call for Abstracts

The ACS Program for Accreditation of Education Institutes is offering opportunities for presentation of original paper, poster, and innovative techniques presentations at the 2020 Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit. Submit abstracts by Monday, October 7.

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Manage Your Credits

The American College of Surgeons is committed to helping you organize, track, and submit your CME credit. Use MyCME to manage your CME credit at your convenience.

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Call for Abstracts

Submit late-breaking clinical trial abstracts for Clinical Congress 2019 by August 1. Share your scientific research from prospective clinical trials to highlight practice-changing clinical research relevant to the surgeon. 

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New RISE Article

In the most recent RISE article, the authors present a repeating educational cycle drawn from the military framework of combat operations to better prepare residents through clinical scenarios and after-action reviews.

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Educational Modules

We have educational modules developed by and for medical students on a variety of topics relevant to surgery.

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