E-Learning Resource Center
The E-Learning Resource Center offers a variety of educational opportunities available from the American College of Surgeons (ACS), including Clinical Congress session recordings, web casts, webinars, and publications in various media types.
Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery (Based on Practice Guidelines)
Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery are “point of care” modules based on currently available practice guidelines. The modules help address diagnoses and conditions most relevant to general surgeons and are used for decision support, patient-focused interactions with other health care professionals, and patient education purposes.
So You Want to Be a Surgeon
For many years, Kaj Johansen, MD, FACS, and David Heimbach, MD, FACS, of the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle, provided the "little red book" as a resource to medical students who were applying for residency programs in general surgery. The book, "So You Want to Be a Surgeon," proved to be very popular and a great help to students who wanted to select programs to which they could apply. With Drs. Johansen and Heimbach's permission, the American College of Surgeons created an online version of the book that contains expanded content, including information about all the surgical specialties that admit PGY 1 residents, and a searchable database containing consolidated information about each program not found elsewhere.
Residency Assist Page
The Residency Assist Page's aim is to address a spectrum of issues of interest to residency programs, and provide solutions to many challenges in residency education. Specific areas of focus have included innovative education and training, use of simulation, and strategies to address restrictions on resident duty hours. The goal has been to offer program directors and faculty tools to provide the best education and training to residents and the highest quality for surgical care.
Online Guide to Choosing a Surgical Residency
The Online Guide includes information about surgery and surgical specialties as a career. Not only does this guide outline what the specialty entails as far as a career path; it covers what the implications are for your personal life as well. For medical students, we provide suggestions for electives, important activities to participate in during medical school, information on suggested readings, and other resources.
ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum
The ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum® (ACS FSC) is a highly interactive, case-based, online curriculum that addresses the essential content areas that all surgical residents need to master in the early years of training. The curriculum includes more than 99 simulated case scenarios in which residents are asked to recognize and assess symptoms and signs, order appropriate tests and procedures, evaluate data, and initiate appropriate actions.