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

Message from the Co-Editors-in-Chief

The landscape of surgical education has changed dramatically over the past decade.  New program requirements, innovative technologies and teaching methods, increased global awareness about patient safety, and a host of other external constraints have spurred changes in surgical educational practices.  In response, the American College of Surgeons Division of Education has created Resources in Surgical Education (RISE), which will serve as a repository of articles developed for national and international surgical educators and surgeon clinicians, which relate to all aspects of surgical education.  

RISE articles are intended to be peer-reviewed, succinct, actionable, and written with the busy practitioner/surgeon in mind. The Editorial Board, comprised of members representing a variety of surgical disciplines, is dedicated to helping surgical educators share concerns, problems, possible solutions, and best practices in surgical education.

Please watch for new articles and consider contributing your own content.  Our goal is to provide the tools and information needed to continually improve surgical education.  

John D. Mellinger, MD, FACS
Southern Illinois University
Springfield, IL

Maura E. Sullivan, MSN, PhD
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA