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ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum®

Curriculum Schedule Suggestions

Sample Schedule B – 8 weeks


(can be extended to a greater time span)

Week 1 Week 2
General Instruction Materials Package Postop Hypotension Intro
ED Abdomen Introduction Postop Hypotension 1 – 4
ED Abdomen 1 – 13 Postop Hypotension Summary
ED Abdomen Summary Postop Fever Intro
Postop Fever 1‐3
Postop Fever Summary
Postop Oliguria Intro
Complete by May 7 Postop Oliguria 1‐2
May 8 ‐ 14

Week 3 Week 4
Safety Introduction Wounds Intro
Safety 1 ‐ 2 Wounds 1 ‐ 5
Safety Summary Wounds Summa ry
Preop Eval Intro F & E 6 and 8
Preop Eval 1 ‐ 3 Pain Intro
Preop Eval Summary Pain 1
F & E 1, 2 and 4
May 15 ‐ 21 May 22 ‐ 29

Week 5 Week 6
Pain 2 Pain 3
Nutrition Intro Pulmonary 4 ‐ 5
Nutrition 1 ‐ 4 Cardiac 1 ‐ 2
Nutrition Summary Mental Status Intro
F & E 3, 5, and 7 Mental Status 1‐3
Vascular 1 – 3 GI 4 and 11
May 30 – June 5 June 6 ‐ 12

Week 7 Week 8
Pulmonary 1 ‐ 3 GI 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10
Mental Status 4 ‐ 6 Oncology Intro
GI 1, 2 and 7 Oncology 1 – 4
Cardiothoracic 1 ‐ 2
June 13 ‐ 19 June 20 ‐ 25
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