Tag Archive for ‘ACS Transition to Practice program’
The evolution of the TTP Program to the new ACS Mastery in General Surgery Program is described, along with the experiences of three accredited institutions.
Several institutions participating in the ACS Transition to Practice (TTP) Program still have Associate positions available for the 2015–2016 academic year.
The future of general surgery residency, which will be debated at this year’s RAS-ACS Symposium at the 2014 Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA, is the subject of this article.
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Director of the ACS Division of Education, delivered the Ira A. Ferguson, MD, Lecture at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, in April. The presentation focused on issues involving the preparation of surgery residents for independent practice, new directions in residency education and training in surgery, and national programs to address transitions in surgical careers.
An update on the College’s Transition to Practice Program in General Surgery is the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month, including a closer look at two institutions currently pilot testing the program.
In response to concerns regarding the preparedness of newly trained surgeons and their ability to work independently, the College has established the ACS Transition to Practice (TTP) program. This article offers an overview of the challenges involved in developing this program and the process the ACS will use in approving training programs to serve as sites for the TTP program.
The authors of this article had the opportunity to discuss early specialization options and the ACS Transition to Practice in General Surgery program with residency directors and national leaders in surgical education. Excerpts from these interviews convey some prevailing thoughts on current experiences with early specialization, the challenges encountered, and the future of early specialization and general surgery training paradigms.
The ACS Division of Education has introduced the new ACS Transition to Practice Program in General Surgery. Details regarding this program, which assists residents in making the transition to independent practice, are highlighted in this news brief.