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ACS/ASE Medical Student Core Curriculum - Phase 1

The ACS/ASE Medical Student Core Curriculum is now available with the first of several modules. 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. The project has been led by Marc A. de Moya, MD, FACS, and Ranjan Sudan, MD, FACS, under the aegis of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education, and has incorporated the contributions of multiple surgeon educators throughout the U.S.

Modules with Content

Additional content is in development and will be available soon.

Abdominal Wall and Groin Masses

  • Loretto Glynn, MD, FACS (Section Editor)
  • Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, FACS (Goals and Objectives Author)
  • Jesse Moore, MD, FACS (Content Author)
  • Mary C. Santos, MD, FACS (Assessment Consultant)

Acid-Base Balance

  • Marc de Moya, MD, FACS (Section Editor)
  • Marc de Moya, MD, FACS (Goals and Objectives Author)
  • Jarone Lee, MD, MPH (Content Author)
  • Daniel Dante Yeh, MD, FACS (Assessment Consultant)

Breast Problems

  • Linda M. Barney, MD, FACS, (Section Editor, Goals and Objectives Author)
  • Melissa P. Roelle, MD, FACS (Goals and Objectives, and Content Author)
  • Laura Lazarus, MD, FACS (Content Author)
  • Rebecca K. Viscusi, MD, FACS (Assessment Consultant)

Fluids and Electrolytes

  • Marc de Moya, MD, FACS (Section Editor) 
  • Marc de Moya, MD, FACS (Goals and Objectives Author) 
  • Dana A. Stearns, MD, FACEP (Content Author)
  • Danté Yeh, MD, FACS (Assessment Consultant)

Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

  • Ranjan Sudan, MD, FACS (Section Editor)
  • Chris Brandt, MD, FACS and Ranjan Sudan, MD, FACS (Goals and Objectives Authors)
  • Morgan Cox, MD, Victoria Bendersky, MD and Ranjan Sudan, MD, FACS (Content Authors)
  • Romeo Ignacio, MD, FACS (Assessment Consultant)

Jaundice

  • Ranjan Sudan, MD, FACS (Section Editor)
  • Kadiyala Ravindra, MBBS, FACS (Goals and Objectives Author)
  • Kadiyala Ravindra, MBBS, FACS and Morgan Cox, MD (Content Authors)
  • Romeo Ignacio, MD, FACS (Assessment Consultant)

Non-Healing Wounds

  • Marc de Moya, MD, FACS (Section Editor)
  • Paul Montero, MD, Ho H. Phan, MD, FACS and Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, FACS (Goals and Objectives Authors)
  • Ho H. Phan, MD, FACS (Content Author)
  • Michael J. Cahalane, MD, FACS (Assessment Consultant)

Perianal Problems

  • Loretto Glynn, MD, FACS (Section Editor)
  • Gerald A. Isenberg, MD, FACS (Goals and Objectives Author)
  • Linda M. Farkas, MD, FACS (Content Author)
  • Carrie Y. Peterson, MD, FACS (Contributing Author)
  • Mary C. Santos, MD, FACS (Assessment Consultant)

Perioperative Care

  • Andre R. Campbell, MD, FACS (Section Editor)
  • Roger Tatum, MD (Goals and Objectives Author)
  • Bruce M. Brenner, MD, FACS (Content Author)
  • Emil R. Petrusa, PhD (Assessment Consultant)

Postoperative Care

  • Andre R. Campbell, MD, FACS (Section Editor)
  • Rahul Anand, MD, FACS, and Niluka Wickramaratne, MD (Content Authors)
  • Emil Petrusa, PhD (Assessment Consultant)

Shock

  • Marc de Moya, MD, FACS (Section Editor)
  • Noelle Saillant, MD (Goals and Objectives, and Content Author)
  • Nicole A. Stassen (Assessment Consultant)

Skin and Soft Tissue Lesions

  • Linda M. Barney, MD, FACS (Section Editor)
  • Rebecca M. Tuttle, MD, FACS (Content Author)
  • Andrew S. Kastenmeier, MD, FACS (Assessment Consultant

Trauma I: Initial Trauma Evaluation

  • Marc de Moya, MD, FACS (Section Editor)
  • Ara Feinstein, MD, FACS and Natasha Keric, MD, FACS (Goals and Objectives Authors)
  • Ara Feinstein, MD, FACS (Content Author)
  • Mark Hamill, MD, FACS (Assessment Consultant)

Trauma II: Diagnosis and Management

  • Marc A. de Moya, MD, FACS (Section Editor)
  • Ara J. Feinstein, MD, FACS (Goals and Objectives Author)
  • Natasha Keric, MD, FACS (Goals and Objectives, and Content Author)
  • Charity H. Evans, MD, MHCM, FACS (Content Author)
  • Mark E. Hamill, MD, FACS (Assessment Consultant)

Goals and Objectives

In Progress

  • Nutrition
  • Swallowing Difficulty and Pain