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

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.

  Apply today

AEI Postgraduate Course

AEI Postrgraduate Course

This two-day postgraduate course provides surgeons, educators, and administrators behind-the-scenes access to the Stanford Department of Surgery Education Institute. The course will feature presentations and dynamic panels from a range of surgical educators demonstrating new and innovative ways to integrate simulation into surgical training.

  Register today!