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. 

Register Today

Register by March 2 for the ACS-AEI Surgical Simulation Summit. The meeting presents innovative research and educational activities from ACS-Accredited Education Institutes, collaboration opportunities, and the latest resources and technologies to support simulation-based surgical education.


Call for Nominations

The ACS is seeking nominees for Officers-Elect as well as openings on the Board of Regents. Nominees must be loyal members to the College and have demonstrated leadership qualities. Nominations are due by February 23.

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Submit Your Application

Applications for the 2018 Jacobson Promising Investigator Award are due by February 23. The award recognizes outstanding surgeons who are engaging in research, advancing the art and science of surgery, and demonstrating early promise of significant contribution to the practice of surgery and the safety of surgical patients.

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Nominate a Colleague

Nominations for the 2018 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards are due by February 28. The awards recognizes those whose altruism, vision, leadership, and dedication make a lasting difference. 

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Surgery History Fellowship

The ACS Surgical History Group has introduced an initiative to support research in surgical history. A stipend will be awarded to support research that uses the archival resources of the ACS, including ACS records and the Orr Collection. The deadline for application is March 1.

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Prepare for the Future

Through thoughtful gift planning, ACS Foundation donors can choose a method of giving that protects their family’s needs and offers greater tax savings. 

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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