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

Education

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.

Register Today

Looking for an intensive review of the essential content areas in general surgery? Then register today for the ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course, July 26–29, in Chicago. The course features expert faculty who use a combination of didactic and case-based formats to create an efficient review.

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Resources in Surgical Education

Our most recent RISE article "Continuum or Chasm: Using Assessment Strategies to Bridge the UME and GME Divide" by Kimberly M. Brown, MD, FACS, and Emil R. Petrusa, PhD, focuses on assessing skills across the UME to GME continuum.

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Committee Openings

Serving on an ACS Committee is a great opportunity to network with colleagues, expand your professional sphere, and contribute to patient care. Several ACS Committees are currently accepting applications through May 31.

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Find Education & Training Opportunities

Select a role or program to find ACS training opportunities:

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