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Applications for ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators are now being accepted –


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators, a new College enterprise that will advance the science and implementation of education across all surgical specialties, is now accepting applications for Membership and Associate Membership. Applications are due May 14, 2018.

You could be considered for membership in the Academy through two avenues:

• You may apply directly.

• You may be nominated by a colleague and then complete the application.


In October 2014, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Regents approved a proposal from the ACS Division of Education to establish the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. A Steering Committee was appointed to create a model for the Academy, which articulated the desired outcomes, defined standards and criteria for membership, and developed the process for application. The ACS Steering Committee for the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators is co-chaired by ACS Past-President L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), and Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Director, ACS Division of Education. Other members include Sir Murray Brennan, MD, FACS, ACS Distinguished Service Award recipient; Haile Debas, MD, FACS, founding executive director, Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco; David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, ACS Executive Director; L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, ACS Regent; Leigh Neumayer, MD, FACS, Chair, ACS Board of Regents; and Carlos Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCS(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), ACS Past-President.

The Academy formally launched at the ACS Clinical Congress 2017 in San Diego, CA, and was received enthusiastically.

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