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Medical Students

The Division of Education provides high-quality educational programs and products for medical students.

Surgical Education and Training

National Professional Development Seminars for Medical Students

Core Surgical Knowledge

Clinical Congress

  • Medical Student Program at Clinical Congress
    • Maximizing each year in medical school to prepare for a surgery residency
    • Mastering the residency application process
    • Interviewing for success
    • Choosing a specialty and practice options

Residency and Specialty Resources

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 33 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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Core Curriculum

The ACS/ASE Medical Student Core Curriculum is now available. 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.

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Educational Modules

We have educational modules developed by and for medical students on a variety of topics relevant to surgery.

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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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