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. 

ACS Response on Recent Violence

The American College of Surgeons has issued a response to recent violence.

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Quality and Safety Conference

Dr. Ko gives an update on the ACS Quality and Safety conference

The 2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference is transitioning to a virtual event due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, in particular, we want to know what you want to hear about in quality and our programs. Submit your topic recommendations today.

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COVID-19: Elective Surgery Triage

The American College of Surgeons has released updated guidance to help surgeons triage elective operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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ACS Statement on PPE Shortages

The American College of Surgeons has issued a statement on personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cancer Care

COVID-19 Pandemic Breast Cancer Consortium’s Considerations for Re-Entry were released May 15, 2020. 

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Save the Date

Clinical Congress features outstanding education and training opportunities at the premier annual surgical meeting for surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and members of surgical teams. Mark your calendars for the Clinical Congress 2020 in Chicago, IL, October 4–8. 

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ACS Communities

Ask or answer questions with your colleagues in the ACS Member Communities.

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