September 9–15, 2023 | March 23-29, 2024
This six-day intensive course, offered by the ACS Division of Education, is designed to provide surgeons with the knowledge and skills to enhance their abilities as teachers and administrators of surgical education programs.
The course emphasizes the needs of adult learners and the techniques necessary to develop an effective learning environment for medical students, surgical residents, and colleagues. The class size is limited, and participants are carefully selected to foster highly interactive sessions.
The course will be held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA, 15 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
This premier hotel and conference center is set on the campus of Emory University and is surrounded by 26 acres of forest preserve. Hotel amenities include a fitness center, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access and parking, an indoor swimming pool, and hiking and biking trails. For additional information, please contact the conference center by phone at 800-933-6679 or visit their website.
The Spring 2024 conference will be held March 23-29 at Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, GA. Dates and location for Fall 2024 are coming soon!
The course is limited to 35 participants. Letters of notification regarding course acceptance will be sent by October 13, 2023.
All participants are expected to attend the entire course and remain until its conclusion.
Please do not include payment with the application form. Full payment of the course fee will be due upon written acceptance into the course, and must be received by Friday, October 27, 2023. The fee covers tuition, all course materials, lodging for 6 nights, and all meals and break refreshments. Please note that ACS members will be given priority consideration.
March 2024 fees are $6,300 for ACS Members and $6,700 for Nonmembers.
Participants who need to cancel their registrations will receive a full refund, less an administrative fee of $50, provided the cancelation is received in writing by Friday, November 17, 2023. Registrants who cancel after that date will not receive a refund unless an alternate from the course’s official waiting list can be confirmed.
The ACS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ will be available for this course.
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE
Director, Division of Education
Patrice Gabler Blair, DrPH, MPH
Associate Director, Division of Education
Sue Lawler, PhD, CPA, MBA
Assistant Director, Comprehensive and Innovative Faculty Development Programs
The course is intended for full-time faculty members who are interested in acquiring or honing skills in curriculum development, teaching, performance and program evaluation, and program administration as well as faculty who have direct teaching responsibilities for medical students or residents.
Participants are expected to free themselves from all work obligations during the course. The intensive nature of the program requires that evenings be kept free for preparation and other course activities; full participation by all attendees throughout the program is expected.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
A native of Connecticut, Dr. Schenarts graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University and received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut, where he also completed a post-sophomore fellowship in anatomic pathology and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Adnan Alseidi, MD, EdM, is professor of clinical surgery and vice chair for education in the Department of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is a gastrointestinal surgeon specializing in surgical care for conditions involving the liver, bile duct, pancreas, and endocrine system.