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. 

Plan to Attend

Register today for the ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 21–24, in Orlando, FL. The conference brings together nurses, surgeons, administrators, and trainees from ACS Quality Programs to discuss the latest in quality initiatives, data collection and utilization, and best practices in the field of surgery. 

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Register Today

Looking for an intensive review of the essential content areas in general surgery? Then register today for the ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course, July 26–29, in Chicago. The course features expert faculty who use a combination of didactic and case-based formats to create an efficient review.

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Stop Overregulating My OR

Are you feeling the burden of regulatory compliance? ACS is working to advocate for your regulatory relief with our Stop Overregulating My OR initiative, which supports policies that improve surgical patient care, lessen administrative burdens, and streamline clinical workflow.

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Save the Date

Save the date for Clinical Congress 2018, October 21–25, in Boston! Clinical Congress has an exciting lineup of panel sessions and postgraduate courses for today’s practicing surgeon. Make sure to book your room at one of our official Clinical Congress hotels.

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Apply for Membership

Apply for membership in the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™ to be a part of this unique cadre of surgeon educators. Applications are due by May 14.

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RACS-ACS Congress

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) along with the ACS will host the 87th Annual Scientific Congress May 7–11, 2018, in Sydney, Australia. The meeting will explore the challenges of providing quality patient care within complex health care systems.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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