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. 

Sharps Safety

In response to the enduring need to further decrease sharps injuries, the International Safety Center last year released a consensus statement, Moving the Sharps Safety in Healthcare Agenda Forward in the United States: 2020 Consensus Statement and Call to Action.

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Maintaining Essential Surgery

With COVID-19 cases surging around the country, the American College of Surgeons has issued updated recommendations on October 27 concerning surgery amid the current COVID-19 resurgence.

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Register Today

Join us for the virtual 2021 Surgical Simulation Summit, Thursday, March 11 and Friday, March 12! This conference brings you the latest in cutting-edge simulation-based education.

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Contact Congress Today

Ask your elected officials to include the Medicare Sequester COVID Moratorium Act (H.R. 315) in upcoming must-pass COVID-19 relief legislation. Read the ACS coalition letter emphasizing why H.R.315 is important. 

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Expand Your Skillset

Residents are expected to master a broad expanse of clinical and basic science knowledge as well as operative skills. Register for the ACS Residents as Teachers and Leaders Course to learn about the essential nonclinical skills critical to your success as a senior-level resident and practicing surgeon. 

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ACS Anti-Racism Task Force

American College of Surgeons Task Force on Racial Issues: Report of Recommendation

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ACS Communities

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

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