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Advisory Committee on SESAP


  • Provide the overall direction to the Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®).
  • Assume responsibility for both the design and content of SESAP.
  • Ensure relevance of the content of SESAP and effectively address the educational needs of surgeons in a variety of competency domains.
  • Support the efforts of surgeons to remain current with the breadth of knowledge and cognitive skills needed to practice skillfully and prepare for the Recertification or Maintenance of Certification Examination.
  • Explore opportunities to introduce innovative educational methods and technologies into SESAP.
  • Link the activities of SESAP with those of the Subcommittee on Continuing Education.
  • Evaluate the educational outcomes of SESAP.

Advisory Committee on SESAP Roster

ACS Staff

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME
Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH
Julia Dudek, MPH
Chrysa Cullather

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