ACS/APDS Surgery Resident Skills Curriculum - Phase 3 - Hawassa University

The ACS/APDS Surgery Resident Skills Curriculum was developed jointly by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS).

The ACS/APDS Surgery Resident Skills Curriculum - Phase 3: Team-Based Skills is designed to teach residents optimal team behavior through simulation. This modular curriculum covers 10 scenarios in which the surgeon must work with a team for a successful patient outcome, and includes topics ranging from patient handoffs to a variety of emergency surgical situations. The curriculum includes suggestions for developing and implementing successful simulated cases to teach and assess resident team skills.

Course Outline

  • Module 1:  Teamwork in the Trauma Bay
  • Module 2:  Postoperative Hypotension
  • Module 3:  Laparoscopic Crisis
  • Module 4:  The Preoperative Briefing
  • Module 5:  Laparoscopic Troubleshooting
  • Module 6:  Postoperative Pulmonary Embolus
  • Module 7:  Postoperative MI (Cardiogenic Shock)
  • Module 8:  Latex Allergy Anaphylaxis
  • Module 9:  Patient Handoff
  • Module 10:  Retained Sponge on Postop Chest X-Ray

Target Audience

  • Surgical residents, generally after the first year of training

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion, the learner will be capable of working in teams to ensure successful patient outcomes across a variety of topics.


  • For assistance, comments, or questions, contact Krashina Hudson, Administrator, Resident and Medical Student Curricula,
  • If you have any technical questions, contact
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Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.


Faculty and Disclosures

Limaris Barrios, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Natasha Bir, MD  - Nothing to disclose
Mark W. Bowyer, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Kelly Bullard, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Mitch Cohen, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Jeffrey Cooper, PhD  - Nothing to disclose
Rochelle Dicker, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Gary Dunnington, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Mock Endosuite  - Nothing to disclose
Gladys L. Fernandez, MD  - Nothing to disclose
David Gaba, MD  - Nothing to disclose
Roxane Gardner, MD, MPH  - Nothing to disclose
Alex B. Haynes, MD, MPH, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Steven Howard, MD  - Nothing to disclose
Daniel B. Jones, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Linda Khaw, MS  - Nothing to disclose
Michael J. Kim, MD  - Nothing to disclose
Mary E. Klingensmith, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Thomas Krummel, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Steven Locke, MD  - Nothing to disclose
J.P. Lu, MD  - Nothing to disclose
Christine Martin, RN  - Nothing to disclose
Patti O’Connor, RN  - Nothing to disclose
Kinga Powers, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Daniel Raemer, PhD  - Nothing to disclose
Daniel J. Scott, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Neal E. Seymour, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Carl J. Shapiro  - Nothing to disclose
Robert Simon, EdD  - Nothing to disclose
Shawn Tsuda, MD, FACS  - Nothing to disclose
Jennifer Wan, MD  - Nothing to disclose
Toni B. Walzer, MD  - Nothing to disclose
Reed G. Williams, PhD  - Nothing to disclose

This activity is not eligible for CME or CE credits.

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