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Cross-Specialty Summit on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Surgical Training

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education organized and hosted a virtual Cross-Specialty Summit on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Surgical Training May 27−28. Leaders from the ACS, certifying boards, specialty societies, review committees, and program director organizations from across the House of Surgery were invited to participate in the Summit.

Representatives of 12 surgical specialties participated in the Summit. Each surgical specialty highlighted challenges and opportunities with regard to teaching, assessment, certification, and accreditation within the domain of surgical training that have been affected by the pandemic and have charted a new course for the future. This overview was followed by small group discussions that addressed these topics in greater depth, with cross-specialty participation and an exciting exchange of ideas. The information and recommendations from this Summit will be of great benefit in transforming surgical training across the House of Surgery well into the future.

For further information, contact Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, Director, ACS Division of Education, at asachdeva@facs.org or 312-202-5405.