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

Registration is open 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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Special Initiative

The ACS Sponsor a Medical Student initiative enables donors to be part of preparing the next generation of surgical leaders by making a gift of $250 or more, which is the per student cost to attend Clinical Congress.

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Care Has Come of Age

Video launch of the GSV Program

Introducing the American College of Surgeons Geriatric Surgery Verification (GSV) Program.

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Partnership Announced

The ACS and Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness announced ACS THRIVE (Transforming Health care Resources to Increase Value and Efficiency), a new program to help hospitals and surgical practices improve surgical patient outcomes while lowering the cost of delivering care. 

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Register Today

Looking for an intensive review of the essential content areas in general surgery? Then register today for the ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course. The course features expert faculty who use a combination of didactic and case-based formats to create an efficient review.

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Update: FDA Recall

The ACS is now providing online updates, as needed, so surgeons can continue to put their patients first as the FDA and the surgical community work to address concerns about the safety of BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders.

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