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

Division of Education

Blended Surgical Education and Training for Life

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education is at the forefront of national and international innovative education and training to promote excellence and expertise in surgery. Our definitive, one-of-a-kind programs, products, and resources support you at all career levels and continue to receive widespread acclaim in a variety of forums.

Our overarching goal is to promote surgical care of the highest quality and patient safety through:

  • Definitive educational programs, products, and resources
  • Innovative simulation-based education, training, and assessment programs
  • Robust verification, validation, and accreditation programs
  • Promotion of expertise and mastery in surgery
  • Interventions to address transitions in professional careers
  • Support for Maintenance of Certification
  • Enhancement of individual, team, and system performance
  • Definition of national strategies to advance surgical education and training
  • Pursuit of exceptional scholarship

Available Positions

Approved sites in the Mastery in General Surgery Program have Junior Associate positions available for the upcoming academic year. Interested residents and recent residency graduates are encouraged to review the program profiles of available positions.

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New RISE Article

Although very few surgery-related cases that involve residents enter the legal system, it is imperative for residents to understand the factors that lead to litigation and what they can do to minimize their risk. In this article, we will provide an overview of tort law and address what residents need to know to avoid being named in a lawsuit.

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Surgical Excellence

Surgical Excellence

Our ACS Education and Training campaign is being launched this year at Clinical Congress. We know what education means to surgeons and our education and training programs are the cornerstone of excellence; transform possibilities into realities; and instill the joy of lifelong learning.

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