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Mastery in General Surgery Program

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has developed a program for new surgeons who have completed residency and are entering into the practice of general surgery. The Mastery in General Surgery (Mastery) Program will support the transition to independent practice in general surgery through:

  • Building autonomy, decision-making, and clinical skills
  • Developing experience in practice management, leadership, and quality improvement
  • Learning the business of medicine
  • Launching your career in general surgery

To learn more about this program or to request an application, contact ACS at 312-202-5653 or e-mail

Apply for 2022-2023

Sites participating in the Mastery Program have Junior Associate positions available for the 2022–2023 academic year. Interested residents and recent residency graduates are encouraged to review the program profiles of available positions.

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New Program Sites

We are pleased to announce that the following site is now approved to offer the Mastery Program:

South Shore University Hospital

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