For more competence, more confidence
Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM®) increases surgical competence and confidence by teaching proper operative techniques for penetrating injuries to the chest and abdomen. Intended for senior surgical residents, trauma fellows, military surgeons, and general surgeons not frequently called on to treat penetrating injuries.
All participants enrolled in an ATOM course will receive a copy of the current ATOM course materials. If you are not taking an ATOM course, manuals can be purchased on the ACS Store.
All prospective course sites must be visited and approved by a member of the ACS Committee on Trauma's Ad Hoc Committee on Surgical Skills. For information on how to schedule a site visit, please contact the Trauma Education Program Office at email@example.com.
Training of ATOM faculty—principal investigators, instructors, and coordinators—will be required if there are no local ATOM faculty on site.
You can search for upcoming courses online. Please note that each site sets its own pricing and registration process. Contact the course site for more information.
If you are identified as having instructor potential in an ATOM course, you will be invited to participate as an Instructor Candidate in another ATOM course. Potential instructors must deliver a lecture and take a student through the lab, under the supervision of a senior instructor. The senior instructor will then critique the potential instructor on qualities such as voice delivery, interaction during lectures and lab, and good surgical skills.
ATOM is offered at various times and available to host. Objectives of the course include:
For any questions about the ATOM course, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
*The content of this activity may meet certain mandates of regulatory bodies. Please note that ACS has not and does not verify the content for such mandates with any regulatory body. Individual physicians are responsible for verifying the content satisfies such requirements.
Through an agreement between the ACS and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, MOC Program participants may record completed self-assessment programs or simulation activities developed and accredited by the ACS in Section 3 of the Royal College's MOC Program.