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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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Surgical Education

Have You Ordered Your Copy of the ACS Gold Book?

May 24, 2022

Are you looking to further your expertise as a surgical educator and to help shape the next generation of surgeons? The ACS has the definitive information source for surgery resident education available -  Optimal Resources for Surgical Education and Training, also known as the “Gold Book.”

The Gold Book serves as an authoritative reference for surgical education leaders and outlines the critical elements needed in training programs to ensure excellence in the education and training of surgery residents. The manual is intended for anyone involved in surgical education, including surgery faculty and leadership, surgical educators, hospital administrators, and surgical residents themselves. The content can be applied readily in residency programs across surgical specialties.

“Residency training in surgery has undergone monumental changes over the last several decades. The environment of healthcare in which surgery training is embedded has continued to evolve, new regulations and mandates have constantly impacted residency training, and advances in the science and practice of surgical education have progressed at an unprecedented pace,” said Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE, Director, ACS Division of Education.

This practical guide was written by renowned national leaders involved in surgery residency training. Fourteen chapters cover important topics in surgical education, including:

  • Educational Underpinnings and Their Application to Surgery Resident Education
  • Core Knowledge for Residency Training
  • Technical Surgical Skills
  • Quality and Safety: Evaluation, Management and Improvement
  • Business and Personal Financial Resource Management

Visit the Gold Book web page for more information and to order.