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ACS Division of Education presents new Transition to Practice Program


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education has introduced the new ACS Transition to Practice Program in General Surgery. Through this program, residents making the transition to independent practice will:

• Obtain enhanced autonomous experience in broad-based general surgery

• Increase their competence and confidence in clinical matters

• Gain exposure to aspects of practice management

• Experience mentoring with notable practicing surgeons

• Participate in experiential learning tailored to individual needs

The following institutions will offer the ACS Transition to Practice Program starting in July 2013:

Gundersen Lutheran Health System, LaCrosse, WI

Mercer University School of Medicine/Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus

University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga

ACS Executive Director David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, offers an overview of the ACS Transition to Practice Program in his "Looking Forward" column in the February 2013 Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. To view the article, go to For additional information, please contact the Division of Education at 312-202-5491 or

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