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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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Education

February 1, 2022

Introducing the ACS Surgical Patient Education Toolkit

The ACS has unveiled a new toolkit designed to deliver patient education directly through email, text, or a health portal. The toolkit includes access to all ACS Patient Education resources. More than 200 titles are available to print, display on the website of the subscriber, or deliver electronically to help patients understand surgical procedures and their participation in their perioperative care.

All brochures, surgical cancer training, and skills-based videos are included, as well as patient education resources from federal health agencies and institutes, including the National Institutes of Health; National Cancer Institute; and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). Subscribers may control the titles displayed and may select specific patient education content. The toolkit can be personalized with professional practice information and reside on practice websites for convenient patient access.

For more information and to subscribe, visit the ACS website to learn about the Patient Education Toolkit.

For additional information, contact Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE, at asachdeva@facs.org; Kathleen C. Heneghan, PhD, MSN, RN, FAACE, at kheneghan@facs.org

Positions Still Available for the ACS Mastery in General Surgery Program

Graduating residents still have time to apply for the ACS Mastery in General Surgery Program for the 2022–2023 academic year, which begins this fall.

The Mastery in General Surgery Program provides a personalized experience in clinical settings during the first year in practice, with close mentoring from senior surgeons. The program is intended to provide valuable experience during the transition from residency to independent practice and focuses on launching the careers of general surgeons. Individuals enrolled in this program serve as junior associates in general surgery practice environments, and the experiences are tailored to their individual needs and goals. The junior associate is given increasing autonomy to advance surgical skills, decision-making, and case management, as well as the business of medicine and skills to succeed in the evolving healthcare environment.

Evaluation of the program outcomes has revealed a major impact on the careers of the junior associates, and several associates have been recruited to the practices where they completed the year-long experience.

For more information or an application, contact Rachel Williams Newman, MS, at MasteryGS@facs.org.