Tag Archive for ‘surgical education’

SRGS is first education program highlighted in video series

The ACS is launching a video series that shares Fellows’ perspectives on ACS Division of Education programs, including lifelong learning and professional development resources.

The American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification Program: The first 10 years

The history of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification program is summarized in this article, as are current requirements and the future direction of the program, particularly in light of evolving best practices and new standards.

Clinical Congress 2015

Clinical Congress 2015 Preliminary Program

The Clinical Congress Preliminary Program offers an overview of Panel Sessions, Postgraduate Courses, Named Lectures, Meet-the-Expert Luncheons, and other information related to Clinical Congress 2015, October 4-8, in Chicago, IL.

Table 1. Modules within the ACS/ASE Medical Student Simulation-Based Surgical Skills Curriculum

ACS and ASE develop Simulation-Based Surgical Skills Curriculum for medical students

The development of the ACS/ASE Medical Student Simulation-Based Sur­gical Skills Curriculum and an overview of the course modules are highlighted in this article.

Apply now for ACS Surgeons as Leaders course in June

The ACS Surgeons as Leaders: From Operating Room to Boardroom course will take place June 7–10 at ACS headquarters in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Spivey and Dr. Sachdeva

Dr. Sachdeva delivers Bruce E. Spivey, MD, lecture at AAO meeting

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Director of the ACS Division of Education, delivered the Bruce E. Spivey, MD, Lecture at the 2014 American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.

2015 international scholarships for surgical education now available

The ACS Division of Education and the International Relations Committee are now accepting applications for scholarships focused on surgical education.

Looking forward – November 2014

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt describes the new ACS Education and Training campaign, launched at Clinical Congress last month, which highlights the College’s array of lifelong learning opportunities.

Dr. Fried

FLS: Celebrating a decade of innovation in surgical education

The story behind the creation of the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) program and its impact on general surgery practice and training are described in this article, which commemorates the program’s 10th anniversary.

The YFA Essay Contest: Introduction

The introduction to the first place winner of the inaugural ACS Young Fellows Association Essay Contest highlights the inspiration for this year’s theme.

MOC review course offered at Clinical Congress

The ACS 2014 Clinical Congress will feature a Didactic Course titled Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Review: Essentials for Surgical Specialties, which will address fundamentals common across the surgical specialties.

Register now for 2014 Outcomes Research Course, December 4–6, in Chicago, IL

The 2014 Outcomes Research Course will take place December 4–6 at the ACS headquarters in Chicago, IL, and is designed for clinical and health services researchers with varying degrees of experience in the field.

Making the transition from mentee to mentor

This article focuses on the importance of mentoring for residents, describes the qualities of effective mentors, and offers suggestions for how young surgeons can make the transition from mentee to mentor.

Surgical education and training at the crossroads between medical school and residency

Surgical training challenges resulting from variations in technical, cognitive, and other competencies among graduating medical school students is the focus of this article. This piece also identifies the constraints some graduate medical education programs face in assisting physicians as they transition from medical school to surgical training.

Coaching and mentoring modern surgeons

Mentoring styles, with an emphasis on the mosaic model, are discussed in this article, along with recommendations for successful mentoring, guidelines for applying ACS values to the mentor/mentee relationship, and qualities mentees should exhibit to forge a mutually beneficial relationships with their role models.

The five-year general surgery residency: Reform or revolution?

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.

Surgeons see future applications for Google Glass

This article outlines the potential benefits of Google Glass for both physicians and patients and summarizes concerns related to HIPAA compliance and patient consent.

The ACS Accredited Education Institutes Fellowship Program: Training leaders in simulation-based education

The goals and benefits of the ACS-Accredited Education Institutes (AEI) Fellowship Program are highlighted in this article.

Clinical Congress 2014 Preliminary Program

The Clinical Congress Preliminary Program offers an overview of panel sessions, Postgraduate Courses, Named Lectures, Meet-the-Expert Luncheons, and other information related to Clinical Congress 2014, October 26–30, in San Francisco, CA.

2013 International Surgical Education Scholar reports on experience in North America

Philip Mshelbwala, MB, BS, FWACS—a surgical instructor from Zaria, Nigeria, and a recipient of the 2013 International Surgical Education Scholarship—provides details on his visit to U.S. medical centers, particularly institutions specializing in simulation curricula.


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