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Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

In October 2014, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education presented to the Board of Regents a proposal to establish an ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™. The Regents approved the proposal unanimously. The aim of the new ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators is to recognize and assemble a cadre of Master Surgeon Educators of national and international renown who will work closely with the ACS Division of Education to advance the science and practice of avant-garde surgical education and training.

The goals of the Academy include defining megatrends in surgical education and training; steering advances in the field; fostering innovation and collaboration; supporting faculty development and recognition; and underscoring the critical importance of surgical education and training in the changing milieu of health care. Academy members are selected through a rigorous peer-review process and induction into the Academy will be a very high honor. Members of the Academy will be expected to engage actively in activities to address the aforementioned goals. Academy membership will be open to Master Surgeon Educators from across the surgical specialties.

Thank you for your interest in the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. The application period is now closed. Please email Susan Newman at, or call 312-202-5771, to receive notification for the beginning of the next application cycle, which will be approximately January 2019.

The inaugural class of the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators will be selected in the summer 2018 and inducted in October 2018. The next class will be selected in the summer 2019 and inducted in October 2019.

Academy Launch

The Academy of Master Surgeon Educators launched at Clinical Congress 2017 in San Diego, CA. View photos and read articles from the launch. 

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Steering Committee

A steering committee was appointed to provide the overall direction for this program, develop the standards and criteria for induction, and define the range of activities of the Academy. For a listing of the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Steering Committee, use the link below.

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