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Resources for Governors

These resources, including a collection of summaries of recent Governor Annual Surveys, several articles of interest, such as profiles of international chapters, various tools developed by Governors, and onboarding materials are intended to aid Governors in their duties and responsibilities.


Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons

Young Surgeon Essay Series

ACS Organizational Chart

Board of Governors Handbook

2015 Board of Governors Survey Results

2016 International Governors Survey Report

Standardized Reference Letter for Medical Students Applying to General Surgery Programs

Surgical Patient Education Program Resources

Teaching Modules for Faculty

(Developed by the 2016 Surgical Training Workgroup)

  1. Teaching Millennials
  2. Giving Constructive Feedback
  3. Intraoperative Teaching
  4. Clinical Teaching: The Teachable Moment

Articles of Interest

Fascinating Facts from the College

Guy de Chauliac and "What the Surgeon Ought to Be"

Helen Octavia Dickens Paved the Way for Surgeons Who Followed Her

Roots and Evolution of the Leadership & Advocacy Summit

Convocation in Boston—A Statistical History

Invitation to First Annual Meeting of the American College of Surgeons (1914)

Clinical Congress in San Francisco, 23 Meetings and Counting

On the Shoulders of Giants

C. Everett Koop, MD, FACS

Deborah J. Graham, MD, FACS

Primum non nocere, Hubris, and the Death of President James A. Garfield

International Café

Ever Considered Global Surgery? A Glimpse into the Life of a Missionary Surgeon

Health Care in Qatar

Jamaica Chapter of the ACS


Surgical Care in South Africa

The ACS Argentina Chapter

Bangladesh Chapter of the ACS