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Medical Students

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Surgical Education and Training

Core Surgical Knowledge

Clinical Congress

Residency and Specialty Resources

Med Student Program

2017 Medical Student Program

Students from all four years of medical school are invited to attend Clinical Congress and to participate in the Medical Student Program designed specifically for those considering a career in surgery. Programming is varied from day to day, and students are welcome to attend all or selected portions of the three-day program. ACS Medical Student Members can register at no cost in advance of the event.

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Skills Curriculum

ACS/ASE Medical Student Simulation-Based Surgical Skills Curriculum

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) have partnered to develop the ACS/ASE Medical Student Simulation-based Surgical Skills Curriculum. Its 25 modules teach clinical skills ranging from taking a history and physical and signing out a patient to inserting a central venous line with ultrasound guidance. The topics are aligned based on the year during which they are most commonly taught. This resource is free to medical students.

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Poster Abstracts

Poster session

Medical students attending the ACS Clinical Congress are invited to attend the Medical Student Program (MSP) Poster Session on Sunday, October 22, during which 48 students will present their research. Resident and surgeon volunteers will critique these presentations, and winners will be recognized during Tuesday’s session on October 24. The submission deadline for consideration for MSP 2017 has passed, but we anticipate welcoming submissions for MSP 2018 starting in April 2018.

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Member Benefits

Medical Student Member Benefits

As a Medical Student member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), you will receive access to a wide variety of benefits to enhance your professional experience. Click here for some highlights of what ACS membership has to offer you.

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