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Transition to Practice Program Accepting 2018–2019 Applications


Institutions participating in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Transition to Practice (TTP) Program are now accepting applications for TTP Associates for the 2018−2019 academic year. Interested residents are encouraged to review the program profiles on the ACS website and submit an application to

In addition, the TTP Steering Committee is accepting applications from institutions interested in establishing a new TTP Program site. Contact for more information on the application process.

The ACS Division of Education launched the TTP Program in 2013 in response to the identified need for autonomous experience for general surgeons leaving residency. The program adds a layer of expertise between residency and independent practice. TTP Associates experience increasing autonomy throughout the year in a broad-based clinical setting, build their competence and confidence in general surgery, develop practice management skills, and gain practical experience for the next phase of their careers. Working closely with experienced surgeons, TTP Associates concentrate on specific areas within general surgery to refine operative skills based on their career goals.

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