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ACS/ASE Medical Student Core Curriculum

ACS/ASE Medical Student Core Curriculum

Curriculum Description


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education and the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) have collaborated to develop an online resource for medical students, medical school faculty, and clinical faculty. The ACS/ASE Medical Student Core Curriculum addresses the competency-based surgical cognitive skills needed by all medical students, not just those pursuing surgery, prior to graduation.

These essential surgery topics were identified through an extensive needs assessment and reflect the input of surgical and nonsurgical faculty, deans, and medical students across the country. The Curriculum—developed in accordance with this consensus—provides the foundation of core surgical knowledge needed by all medical students irrespective of their future specialties. The Curriculum may also be used to develop standardized assessments of essential knowledge of medical students completing their core surgical clerkships.

The project is being led by Marc A. de Moya, MD, FACS, and Ranjan Sudan, MD, FACS, under the aegis of the ACS Division of Education, and is incorporating the contributions of surgeon educators throughout the country.

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Access the ACS/ASE Medical Student Core Curriculum

For assistance, comments, or questions, contact Krashina Hudson, Senior Administrator, Resident and Medical Student Curricula, khudson@facs.org or 312-202-5335.

Download Curriculum Brochure

 

ACS Staff


Kim Echert
Tim Hotze
Krashina Hudson

The ACS/ASE Medical Student Core Curriculum committee would like to acknowledge the ASE Curriculum Committee (1996-1998 and 2001) who developed the initial symptom and problem-based objectives that laid the foundation for the national needs assessment and new curriculum.

 


 

Contact Us


For additional information about the ACS/ASE Medical Student Core Curriculum, please contact Krashina Hudson at khudson@facs.org or at 312-202-5335.

 


 

Steering Committee

ACS/ASE Medical Student Core Curriculum Steering Committee

Marc A. de Moya, MD, FACS
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Co-Chair
Ranjan Sudan, MD, FACS
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Co-Chair
Linda M. Barney, MD, FACS
Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
Kimberly M. Brown, MD, FACS
University of Texas, Austin, TX
Andre R. Campbell, MD, FACS
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Loretto Glynn, MD, FACS
Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN
Celeste M. Hollands, MD, FACS, FAAP
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Covenant Children’s Hospital, Lubbock, TX
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FSACME
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
Stephen C. Yang, MD, FACS
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD