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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Programs and Scholarship

The Academy pursues innovation initiatives to harness exciting opportunities and address critical issues in surgical education. Through its programs and scholarship initiatives, the Academy focuses on high-impact, overarching directions that positively impact surgical education and professional careers of surgical educators.

Published Works

The Academy is at the forefront of surgical education scholarship. Members harness new opportunities to make monumental contributions that address challenges related to surgical training and practice.

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Surgical Training and Learner Well-Being: Report of a Survey of General Surgery and Other Surgical Specialty Educators

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Checklist Framework for Surgical Education Disaster Plans

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Lived Experiences of Surgical Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Assessment

To come

Virtual Surgery Residency Selection: Strategies for Programs and Candidates

To come

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Surgical Trainee Education and Well-Being Spring 2020-Winter 2020: A Path Forward

To come

One Year Follow-up of the Impact of COVID-19 on Surgical Education: Clinical Training Restored but Surgical Trainee Emotional Well-Being Still at Risk

To come

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Need for Disaster Planning in Surgical Education

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Symposia

The Academy hosts an annual symposium focusing on transformational changes in surgical education. The symposium provides an opportunity for members to discuss leading-edge topics and engage with world-renowned experts. The Academy held an inaugural symposium in October of 2019 on Emerging Technologies and Artificial Intelligence in Surgical Care and Education. The 2020 and 2021 abbreviated symposia were presented at the Clinical Congress Special Sessions and focused on transformational changes in surgery residency training that are based on the experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. The next Academy symposium is being planned for membership in the fall of 2022 in Chicago, IL.

Special Sessions of Clinical Congress

The Special Sessions at the ACS Clinical Congress provide an opportunity for presentations of critical content and discussions among Academy members and other Clinical Congress attendees. The topic of the Special Session of Clinical Congress 2022 will be “The Advancement and Promotion of Surgery Faculty Based on Educational Accomplishments.”

Virtual Events

Fireside Chat Series

The Fireside Chat Series involves informal dialogues with iconic leaders from surgery and other health care professions during which attendees can benefit from the wisdom and expertise that is shared. Browse our video archive of past Fireside Chats.

Grand Round Series

The Virtual Grand Rounds Series addresses a range of clinical and nonclinical topics featuring an expert panel with live discussion among the Academy members and others within the surgical education community. Browse a video archive of past Virtual Grand Rounds and claim CME credit for participating.

The Cutting Edge of Surgical Education

The Cutting Edge serves as a repository of peer-reviewed resources that are different from traditional articles published in journals. Materials include innovative resources combined with implementation guidance for surgical educators and leaders. Authors may submit original work for consideration for publication.

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Clinical Congress Named Lectures

The Academy is pleased to present the encore presentation of ACS Clinical Congress Named Lectures 2017–2020. This release includes a range of clinical and non-clinical topics, all presented by world-renowned experts in surgery and surgical education. As an additional benefit, each speaker has prepared a brief summary of their talk, sharing their reflections of their presentation as well as the relevancy of the topic to the present time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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