American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Member Services

Membership in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is an integral part of your profession. Whether you're still in training, or at the peak of your career, our top priority is providing value for you, our members—at every step.

Quality Programs

Improving the quality of surgical care leads to greater access for patients, fewer complications and better outcomes, thus lowering the cost of care. Our quality improvement programs have improved quality in trauma and cancer care, bariatric surgery, and in overall surgical care.


Educating and training surgeons remains integral across the entire spectrum of College activities. Rely on the ACS to be your premier source for surgical education and take advantage of a wide variety of resources appropriate for your learning needs.


ACS advocacy activities at the federal and state level represent the interests of you, the practicing surgeon, and your patients.  We encourage all surgeons to get involved in advocacy matters. Take action. Protect your patients and your profession. 

Teaching through Simulation

Apply today for the Introduction to Simulation-Based Teaching Course. This course will train senior and retired surgeons how to teach medical students, residents, and younger surgeons through the use of simulation. The course will train the trainers through exciting didactic and hands-on sessions. 

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Sponsor a Medical Student

Sponsor a medical student and help prepare the next generation of surgical leaders. Your gift to the Sponsor a Medical Student initiative will ensure that medical students can participate in the career-enhancing Medical Student Program at Clinical Congress to build their knowledge of surgical career options and enhance their engagement with the College.  

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Register Today

Register today for the TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training. This meeting brings together staff from participating and prospective Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) hospitals. Sessions are designed to make sure attendees gets the knowledge that is most useful and pertinent to their role on the TQIP team.

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Participate in MIPS with SSR

The SSR has been approved by CMS to provide Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Quality participation through registry-based reporting for the 2017 program year. Webinars on how to use the SSR to participate in MIPS 2017 are scheduled for the week of September 18.

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Become a Surgeon Advocate

SurgeonsVoice is the American College of Surgeons Professional Association’s (ACSPA) nationwide, interactive advocacy program. As an ACS member, you can take advantage of the program's resources to become an effective advocate and establish relationships with decision makers at the federal, state, and regional levels. Login with your ACS credentials today and start participating.

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Resources in Surgical Education

Resources in Surgical Education (RISE) provides timely and informative peer-reviewed articles to enhance your surgical education endeavors. The most recent RISE article is Burnout in Surgery by Jacob Moalem, MD, FACS. The article's objectives are to define burnout, describe its impact, and suggest ways to prevent or mitigate its effects.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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