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

Information for Medical Students

Because as a medical student, you are beginning your time as a prospective surgeon, there is a good deal of information that you will need along the way. The section on frequently asked questions gives a brief overview of the surgical specialties, postgraduate training requirements, and other general areas of inquiry.

As you move through this site, you will find links to other sites, and information about choosing an advisor, the importance of elective courses, the creation of surgical interest groups, a time line for third and fourth year medical students, and some suggested readings.