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

Register Today

Register today for Clinical Congress 2018, October 21–25, in Boston! Clinical Congress has an exciting lineup of panel sessions and postgraduate courses for today’s practicing surgeon. 

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Mastery in General Surgery Program

Approved sites in the Mastery in General Surgery Program have Junior Associate positions available for the 2019–2020 academic year. Interested residents and recent residency graduates are encouraged to review the program profiles of available positions.

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Resources in Surgical Education

Our most recent RISE article "It’s Time to Address Student Mistreatment" by Brittany N. Hasty, MD; Elena Brandford, MD; and James N. Lau, MD, MHPE; addresses the pervasive problem of medical student mistreatment.

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Teaching through Simulation

Apply today for the Introduction to Simulation-Based Teaching Course. This course will train senior and retired surgeons how to teach medical students, residents, and younger surgeons through the use of simulation. The course will train the trainers through exciting didactic and hands-on sessions. 

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