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Resources in Surgical Education (RISE)

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Welcome to Resources in Surgical Education (RISE) provided by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education. When you visit RISE, you will find timely and informative peer-reviewed articles that relate to all aspects of surgical education. Under the guidance of John Mellinger, MD, FACS, and Maura Sullivan, MSN, PhD, as co-editors-in-chief, RISE will feature innovative tools, information, and other resources that will enhance your surgical education endeavors.

After performing a thoughtful needs assessment, a list of current topics thought to be pertinent to all surgical educators was curated, and content is continually being developed with the help of experts representing all areas and disciplines in surgery. The focus is on brief and timely articles relevant to the everyday responsibilities and challenges faced by surgical educators everywhere. 

It is our hope that you will visit RISE routinely to keep informed and engaged, and even be inspired by the resources you will find.

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC
Director, Division of Education
American College of Surgeons


Disclosure Statement
Unless specifically stated otherwise, the opinions expressed and statements made by various authors in the RISE section of the ACS website reflect the authors’ personal observations and do not imply endorsement by nor official policy of the American College of Surgeons.

Current Article

The most recent RISE article, Implementing Scientific Tools into the Selection Process: It’s About Respecting Our Newest Colleagues by Aimee K. Gardner, PhD, and Brian J. Dunkin, MD, FACS, addresses how advances in selection science can benefit training programs and applicants.

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Submit an Article

Consider submitting an article in your area of expertise. We invite you to submit an article in the form of original papers either introducing a Hot Topic in surgical education or a Contemporary Review describing the current state of knowledge on the topic. 

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Join the Discussion

Our goal is to publish timely and informative articles that provide the tools needed to deliver the best education and training. Another way to participate in surgical education is to join the ACS Surgical Educators Community.

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