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. 

COVID-19: Elective Surgery Triage

ACS has released updated guidance to help surgeons triage elective operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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ACS Statement on PPE Shortages

The American College of Surgeons has issued a statement on personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recently Released

The Military Health System Surgery Partnership American College of Surgeons has recently released The Blue Book: Military-Civilian Partnerships for Trauma Training, Sustainment, and Readiness.

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White House Briefing

View this March 18 COVID-19 press briefing from the White House. In her remarks, CMS Administrator Seema Verma thanks the American College of Surgeons for its advocacy work on the non-emergent operations issue as it relates to preserving resources for critically ill patients.

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COVID-19 Health Advocacy

ACS organized a letter March 19 to Congress along with 21 surgical coalition members. The letter asks for a number of items to be included in the COVID package that is Congress is negotiating. In addition to the surgical coalition letter, the ACS sent another letter to Congress March 19 on the same topic.

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Save the Date

Clinical Congress features outstanding education and training opportunities at the premier annual surgical meeting for surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and members of surgical teams. Mark your calendars for the Clinical Congress 2020 in Chicago, IL, October 4–8. 

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ACS Communities

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

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