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

Division of Education

Blended Surgical Education and Training for Life

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education is at the forefront of national and international innovative education and training to promote excellence and expertise in surgery. Our definitive, one-of-a-kind programs, products, and resources support you at all career levels and continue to receive widespread acclaim in a variety of forums.

Our overarching goal is to promote surgical care of the highest quality and patient safety through:

  • Definitive educational programs, products, and resources
  • Innovative simulation-based education, training, and assessment programs
  • Robust verification, validation, and accreditation programs
  • Promotion of expertise and mastery in surgery
  • Interventions to address transitions in professional careers
  • Support for Maintenance of Certification
  • Enhancement of individual, team, and system performance
  • Definition of national strategies to advance surgical education and training
  • Pursuit of exceptional scholarship

SESAP 16 Now Available


With SESAP 16, you will acquire and apply new knowledge, as well as reaffirm existing knowledge. SESAP uses a robust process of self-assessment in a supportive environment to help you evaluate and maintain your clinical competence and expand your knowledge base.

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Accredited Education Institutes

The ACS Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) offer state-of-the-art, simulation-based surgical education and training at regional levels to address the ongoing training and assessment needs of surgeons throughout their careers. Fellows discuss how ACS-AEIs have enhanced their surgical careers and how these centers continue to set standards for how surgical education and training should be offered across the nation.

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Apply for the TTP Program

Institutions participating in the ACS Transition to Practice (TTP) Program are accepting applications for TTP Associates for the 2016–2017 academic year. The program is intended to add a layer of expertise between residency and independent practice.

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