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

Poster Abstracts

Medical students attending Clinical Congress 2018 are invited to submit abstracts to the Medical Student Program e-poster session. Those selected are invited to present October 21—during which 48 students will present their research. Presentations will be critiqued and winners recognized during the session on October 23. The submission deadline for is Monday, June 11.

  Submit an Abstract

Register Today

Looking for an intensive review of the essential content areas in general surgery? Then register today for the ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course, July 26–29, in Chicago. The course features expert faculty who use a combination of didactic and case-based formats to create an efficient review.

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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.

  Apply today

Resources in Surgical Education

Our most recent RISE article "Continuum or Chasm: Using Assessment Strategies to Bridge the UME and GME Divide" by Kimberly M. Brown, MD, FACS, and Emil R. Petrusa, PhD, focuses on assessing skills across the UME to GME continuum.

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Core Curriculum

The ACS/ASE Medical Student Core Curriculum's first several modules are now available. Its content addresses the competency-based surgical cognitive skills needed by all medical students prior to graduation. The curriculum is accessible online and designed for use by medical students, medical school faculty, and clinical faculty.

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Save the Date

Save the date 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. Make sure to book your room at one of our official Clinical Congress hotels.

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