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:


Apply for Membership

Apply for membership in the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™ to be a part of this unique cadre of surgeon educators. Applications are due by May 31.

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Save the Date

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. Make sure to mark your calendars for Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA, October 27–31.

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New RISE Article

How to Define and Address Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in Surgical Training aims to define gender discrimination (GD) and sexual harassment within the context of surgical training and provide strategies for addressing and preventing GD.

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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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