Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET)

Sponsoring Organization

American College of Surgeons (ACS)


Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) uses human cadavers to teach surgical exposure of anatomic structures that when injured may pose a threat to life or limb. The one-day course covers surgical exposures in the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and upper and lower extremities. The low student-to-faculty ratio allows for extensive faculty guidance and interaction with students.


ACS Certificate of Completion

Length of Course

8 hours

Target Audience

Mid-level and senior surgical residents, trauma and acute care surgical fellows, or any surgeon who wishes to undertake a review of this anatomy.