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. 

Claim Congress Credits

Claim Clinical Congress 2019 Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Self-Assessment (SA) Credits. The deadline to claim CME Credit and earn SA Credit for the ACS Clinical Congress 2019 is December 16, 2019.

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Clinical Scholar Opportunity

The Firearm Injury Prevention Clinical Scholar in Residence program is a unique opportunity that allows the surgical resident or fellow to gain firsthand experience in firearm injury prevention research, advocacy and health policy. Submit your application by Sunday, December 15.

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Scientific Forum E-Posters

The Scientific Forum program at Clinical Congress 2019 provided a platform for scientific and surgical researchers across all levels of training and experience to present their original research. View the more than 500 e-posters presented at this year's Clinical Congress.

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MIPS 2019 Reminders

There is still time to sign up for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2019 using the ACS Surgeon Specific Registry™. The deadline for approving your MIPS 2019 data submission is Friday, January 3, 2020.

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Claim CME/CE Credits

Credit claiming is open for the 2019 TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training. The deadline to claim Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) credits is Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

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The Private Practice Surgeon

The new ACS Resources for the Practicing Surgeon, Volume II: The Private Practice Surgeon primer provides an overview of various private practice business arrangements, financial management and revenue cycle processes, relevant health care laws and rules, and methods to ensure the ongoing prosperity of a practice.

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