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. 

QPP: What You Need to Know Now

Quality Payment Program

New videos are now available in the ACS Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Center. These short videos were created to bring clarity to the new Medicare payment system and help you step through what you need to do to prepare and successfully participate in the QPP.

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ACS Surgical Simulation Conference

ACS Surgical Simulation Conference

The ACS Surgical Simulation Conference, March 17–18, in Chicago, IL, brings together surgeons, simulation center directors, educators, and administrators to discuss the latest advances in simulation-based surgical education and training, share best practices, consider critical projects and define strategic directions. The deadline to register is March 12.

  Register today

Global Codes and Data Collection

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In nine selected states, CMS finalized a policy whereby certain physicians who provide 10- and 90-day global services would be required to report information on the number of postoperative visits they provide. Learn what surgeons need to know about efforts to reevaluate Global Codes and Data Collection by CMS.

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Call for Nominations

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Nominate a colleague for the ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards. The awards celebrate ACS Fellows and members whose altruism, dedication, and contribution have made a lasting difference. The call for nominations closes February 28.

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JACS ACS Member Login

Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Being a member gets you more than you think! As a member of the ACS, you can now access the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) content from anywhere via your desktop, smartphone, or tablet using your ACS credentials. 

  Visit JACS Online

Surgeons as Leaders

The Surgeons as Leaders program is a three-day course for surgeons of all backgrounds and specialties who aspire to enhance their skills in leading people, groups and organizations.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

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