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American College of Surgeons (ACS) Association of Surgical Education (ASE) Medical Student Simulation-Based Surgical Skills Curriculum



The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) have developed a resource for medical school and clinical faculty entitled the ACS/ASE Medical Student Simulation-Based Surgical Skills Curriculum. This ACS/ASE Medical Student Simulation-Based Surgical Skills Curriculum, developed under the aegis of the ACS Division of Education, provides materials that use simulation and simulators to help medical students

  • Are offered structured, uniform, and consistent learning experiences
  • Acquire the essential surgical skills needed by all physicians
  • Build a solid foundation for further training

The simulation-based modules can be used to teach clinical skills ranging from taking a history and physical and signing out a patient to inserting a central venous line with ultrasound guidance. The topics are aligned based on the year during which they are most commonly taught.

To learn more about the ACS ASE student simulation-based curriculum and to register for a free account, click here