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ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum

Give your residents the benefits of Cognitive SimulationThe ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum® (ACS FSC) is a highly interactive, case-based, online curriculum that addresses the essential content areas that all surgical residents need to master in the early years of training. Developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, the curriculum includes more than 109 simulated case scenarios in which residents are asked to recognize and assess symptoms and signs, order appropriate tests and procedures, evaluate data, and initiate appropriate actions.


The ACS FSC virtual environment:

  • Builds learner confidence within the safety of a virtual environment
  • Provides the same learning opportunities for all residents
  • Emphasizes critical thinking skills
  • Supplements current educational programs
  • Is available 24/7 through any computer with Internet access
  • Provides tools for program directors to track resident progress
  • Showcases 14 modules or topical content areas within 109 case scenarios