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.

New Feeding Tube Skills Program

Feeding Tube Skills Kit

The ACS Surgical Patient Education Program has worked with a multidisciplinary group of health care professionals to create a feeding tube home skills kit. This teaching kit is one-of-a-kind and a great resource for your surgical team and your patients.

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Clinical Trials Methods Course

The Clinical Trials Methods (CTM) Course is a five-day, intensive course based on four successfully conducted and published clinical trials used to teach the methodology of design and implementation of a controlled clinical trial. The CTM Course will take place November 6–10 in Chicago.

  Register for the CTM Course

Why Attend Clinical Congress?

Because ACS is the “big house” where surgeons can learn from peers and colleagues.

At Clinical Congress 2015, you will find cutting-edge surgical research and hands-on learning opportunities. It’s your meeting, make the most it.

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Find Education & Training Opportunities

Select a role or program to find ACS training opportunities: