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Resident Applications Now Being Accepted for the ACS Mastery in General Surgery Program 

The ACS Division of Education has announced that applications are now being accepted for the ACS Mastery in General Surgery Program for the 2022–2023 academic year. Surgery residents are encouraged to apply for positions to commence in fall 2022. Applicants may review the program profiles on the ACS website and submit an application to

The Mastery in General Surgery Program was launched in 2013 to provide graduating surgery residents with a personalized experience in clinical settings in the first year in practice, with close mentoring from senior surgeons. The program is intended to provide a valuable experience during the transition from residency to independent practice and is focuses on launching the careers of general surgeons. Individuals enrolled in this program serve as junior associates in general surgery practice environments, and the experiences are specifically tailored to their individual needs and goals. The junior associate is given increasing autonomy during the year to advance his or her surgical skills, decision-making, and case management under the watchful eye of the senior surgeon. In addition, junior associates learn about the business of medicine and acquire skills to succeed in the evolving health care environment. They are provided specific feedback during the year and at the conclusion of the program. 

Evaluation of the program outcomes has revealed a major impact on the careers of the junior associates, and several associates have been recruited to the practices where they completed the year-long experience.

For additional information, contact Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE, at; Linda K. Lupi, MBA, at; or Rachel Williams Newman, MS, at