The landscape of surgical education has changed dramatically over the past decade. New program requirements, innovative technologies, personalized teaching methods, increased global awareness about patient safety, and a host of other external constraints have spurred changes in surgical educational practices. In response, the American College of Surgeons Division of Education has created Resources in Surgical Education (RISE), which serves as a repository of articles developed for national and international surgical educators and surgeon clinicians and relate to all aspects of surgical education.
RISE articles are peer-reviewed, succinct, actionable, and written with the busy practitioner/surgeon in mind. The Editorial Board, comprised of members representing a variety of surgical disciplines, is dedicated to helping surgical educators share concerns, problems, possible solutions, and best practices in surgical education.
Please watch for new articles and consider contributing your own content. Our goal is to provide the tools and information needed to continually improve surgical education. Please contact us at the link below if you have any suggestions for new RISE articles that would help your daily work.
Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE (MEd), FACS
Massachusetts General Hospital
Maura E. Sullivan, MSN, PhD
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA