Benefits of ASE Membership

The mission of the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) is to promote, recognize and reward excellence, innovation and scholarship in surgical education. Membership with the ASE connects you to those who are passionate about improving surgical education.

Surgical Education Week (SEW)

The annual meetings of the ASE and the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS)

  • Collaboration between ASE/APDS creates a unique environment to discuss the challenges of training residents and medical students in surgery and to develop multi-faceted solutions
  • Original research in Surgical Education is presented in multiple formats, including poster, podium and oral presentations, as well as a “Thinking Outside of the Box” luncheon to promote innovative curriculum solutions in surgery

Scholarship and Award opportunities are available to recognize excellence in teaching

More information on Opportunities for Research and Scholarship


Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF)

A program designed to promote the scientific pursuit of excellence in surgical education research, SERF also provides an unparalleled opportunity to connect with and learn from leaders in the field of surgical education


Resident Quotes:

I value my membership with ASE because it allows me to be involved with a community dedicated to surgical education and research. I have developed friendships and met new mentors, all of which have served to develop my interests and future career in surgical education. My involvement in the Surgical Education Research Fellowship has broadened […]

Austin D. Williams, MD MSEd, PGY3, Resident, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA

The ASE committees are open to residents and are extremely welcoming to resident participation. Being a member of an ASE committee has allowed me to network, learn about what other institutions are doing and get involved in various education projects.

Tess Aulet, MD, PGY3, Resident, University of Vermont Medical Center

ASE has provided a wonderful network for peers and mentors who are passionate about advancing surgical education. As a resident, ASE is a great resource to meet collaborators with different types of expertise across institutions – individuals with whom I may have never had an opportunity to meet without ASE to bring us together.

Daniel Hashimoto, MD MS, PGY4, Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital

I joined ASE because I started to realize that I love being at the forefront of surgical education- where it has come from and where it is going. As residents we are the direct recipients of all that hard work, and to have input in making it better is a privilege. I really believe that being […]

Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, MS MD, PGY3 Resident, University of Texas at Austin

ASE committees open to residents


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Resident Members:

Resident members shall come from or be affiliated with any approved Department of Surgery of a JCAHO accredited hospital or the Department of Surgery in any allopathic, osteopathic, or podiatric school in the United States or Canada or an international equivalent. $50.00 annually.

Student Members:

Student members shall be enrolled in any allopathic, osteopathic or podiatric school in the United States or Canada or an international equivalent $50.00 annually.