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. 

Join ACS and HBS Leaders

Quality and Safety Conference attendees are invited to a pre-conference session to learn about the new ACS THRIVE Initiative in Washington, DC. The July 19 session will be led by leaders from the American College of Surgeons and the Harvard Business School. 

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Call for Abstracts

Submit late-breaking clinical trial abstracts for Clinical Congress 2019 by August 1. Share your scientific research from prospective clinical trials to highlight practice-changing clinical research relevant to the surgeon. 

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Surgeon Well-Being

Despite a high prevalence of distress, few physicians seek help. The College is here to help and has put together the resources to support the challenges you may face as a surgeon.

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Manage Your Credits

The American College of Surgeons is committed to helping you organize, track, and submit your CME credit. Use MyCME to manage your CME credit at your convenience.

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Save the Date

Save the date for the 2019 TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training, November 16–18 in Dallas, TX. This meeting brings together health care professionals from participating and prospective TQIP hospitals and provides an ideal venue for networking and sharing of best practices.

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Grand Rounds Series

The RAS-ACS Grand Rounds Webinar Series is for young surgeons starting private practice or academic surgical medicine. Dive into career path choices and strategies, best practices, and managing personal life and wellness. The webinars are presented live and free of charge.  

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