American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes


Educating and training surgeons was the catalyst for founding the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in 1913 by Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, and today, remains integral across the entire spectrum of College activities. Rely on the ACS to be your premier source for surgical education, and take advantage of a wide variety of resources appropriate for your learning needs. This page features the major initiatives of the Division of Education, and educational activities of the Trauma Programs and Cancer Programs. Practicing surgeons, surgery residents, and other members of the surgical team will find an array of exciting education resources and opportunities which are driven by the ACS mission: raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. Learn more with ACS, and fuel your passion for lifelong learning.

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New RISE Article

“A Guide for Improving Wellness in Surgical Education” is a contemporary selective review designed primarily for surgical education leaders who are seeking ways to improve wellness for their learners, colleagues, and themselves.

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Login to the Clinical Congress virtual platform with your registration ID and last name to watch on-demand sessions. Haven't registered yet? Register today and gain access to the platform immediately!

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Apply for Membership

The ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™ is now accepting applications for induction into its next class. The Academy aims to recognize and assemble a cadre of Master Surgeon Educators.

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