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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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ACS Surgeons as Educators

September 10–16, 2022 | Emory Conference Center Hotel, Atlanta, GA

ACS Surgeons as Educators

Course Description

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.

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Application Information

Course Application

The application window closed on April 1. 

For more information, please contact Julie Sodeman at jsodeman@facs.org or 312-202-5140.

Enrollment

The course is limited to 32 participants. Letters of notification regarding course acceptance have been emailed.

All participants are expected to attend the entire course and remain until its conclusion.

Course Fees

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, April 22, 2022. 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.

Cancelation and Refunds

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, May 27, 2022. Registrants who cancel after that date will not receive a refund unless an alternate from the course’s official waiting list can be confirmed.

Accreditation

The ACS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit

The ACS designates this live activity for a maximum of 44.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Staff Consultants

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE
Director, Division of Education

Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH
Associate Director, Division of Education

Sue Lawler, PhD, CPA, MBA
Assistant Director, Comprehensive and Innovative Faculty Development Programs

Course Setting

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.


Intended Participants

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.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Select optimal teaching methods and technologies and enhance the application of these methods to maximize learning.
  • Plan and document an instructional unit (for example, a clerkship or residency rotation) using an organized instructional design framework.
  • Apply leadership and management skills in the administration of educational programs, including motivating faculty, implementing change, managing conflict, and guiding career development.
  • Develop a sound system for assessing the performance of learners and teachers and the efficacy of curricula at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education levels.