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. 

Clinical Congress 2020 VIRTUAL

Clinical Congress 2020 will be an exclusively virtual event, October 4–7. Our program will include the latest science and education for the surgical community, united under this year’s theme of The Joys of Learning, Collaborating, and Giving Back

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Latest Advocacy News

Our biweekly newsletter covers ACS efforts to advocate for surgeons and their patients on Capitol Hill.

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Surgical Care Coalition Launches

As part of the Surgical Care Coalition, we’re fighting to prevent Medicare payment cuts that threaten patients’ timely access to surgical care. These cuts hurt patients and we’re putting the issue on the nation’s agenda.

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COVID-19: Elective Surgery Triage

The American College of Surgeons has released updated guidance to help surgeons triage elective operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Call to Action on Racism

The American College of Surgeons has issued Call to Action on Racism as a Public Health Crisis: An Ethical Imperative.

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Cancer Care

COVID-19 Pandemic Breast Cancer Consortium’s Considerations for Re-Entry were released May 15, 2020. 

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ACS Communities

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

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