American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Welcome to this NEW Selected Educational Resources webpage of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™ . Within this section of the ACS website, you will find information that encompasses all of the Academy’s major programs and activities, as well as a repository of important materials, documents, and products of the Academy.

In these uncertain times that accompany the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, we aim to use the Academy section of the website to share information on the activities of the Academy relating to the pandemic, along with forward-looking information on how the Academy hopes to utilize lessons gleaned during this time of crisis to introduce novel methods of teaching and assessment of surgical trainees across the country.

We are privileged to be able to serve as Editor and Consulting Editor for the Academy’s section of the website, and invite you to become an active participant—both as an end-user of the content found here, but also as a contributor. Please submit any information on leadership and faculty development or educational resources that you believe would be helpful to the broad surgical education community now or over the longer term. All submissions will be subject to peer review to ensure all information housed within meets Academy standards, and you can submit your ideas via our form.

All the best to you,

Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, FACS

Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS

Submit a Resource

Below you will find a list of resources that have been curated for you by the members of the ACS Academy for Master Surgeon Educators. It will be updated periodically. If you are a member of the Academy and would like to suggest an open source resource to include in this list, please fill out the Resource Submission Form.

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Practical Resources

Resources in this section include those focused on direct responses to the pandemic as well as information about pivoting to virtual platforms.

General Resources

Resources in this section contain human interest pieces, commentaries, etc.  

Educational Resources

Resources in this section support virtual education efforts during and after the pandemic.