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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.

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Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

The Cutting Edge of Surgical Education

The Cutting Edge of Surgical Education is an online peer-reviewed publication established by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education (ACS) and the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators®. Under the guidance of Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, FACS, Editor in Chief, and Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS, MAMSE, Consulting Editor, the “Cutting Edge” provides a space for surgical educators to share best practices, innovative curricula, lessons learned, and other teaching material. The portal serves as a repository of peer-reviewed resources that are not commonly published in traditional journals.

To be considered for publication, submissions must meet the following requirements:

  1. Contain an Educational Resource that has been and/or can be implemented in a target learner population within a surgical discipline.
  2. Contain an Educational Summary Report using a supplied template that describes the significance of the educational resource and utilization guidelines.

Submissions with both required elements will be reviewed with the understanding that they have not been published by and are not under consideration at any other publication venue. Additionally, all submissions will be peer-reviewed.

How to Submit Your Work

The Cutting Edge of Surgical Education is currently accepting submissions in anticipation of the publication’s launch in the spring of 2022. To learn about submitting your work to the publication, please review the Author Instructions and Educational Summary Report Template).

For questions, please contact thecuttingedge@facs.org.