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. 

Influencing Surgical Care

ACS is a powerful, collective voice for the surgical profession. Together with our members, we have been influencing and propelling positive change in surgical care for over 100 years. Young surgeons discuss why the time is now to get involved and influence the next century.

FIRST Trial Results Released

Karl Bilimoria, MD, MS, FACS, Principal Investigator, explains how it was safely possible for surgical residents to work more effectively by rearranging their hours during the FIRST Trial.

2016 Call for Abstracts

2016 Clinical Congress call for abstracts

The ACS welcomes abstract submissions for the Scientific Forum and Video-Based Education to be considered for presentation at Clinical Congress 2016, October 16–20, Washington, DC. The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm (Central), March 1, 2016.

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Women in Surgery Interviews

Women in Surgery Podacsts

The ACS Women in Surgery Committee (WiSC) has developed a series of audio interviews highlighting women surgeon leaders and their ACS leadership roles. The participants discuss involvement in ACS Board of Governors, encourage young surgeons to get involved with the YFA, and talk about the #ILookLikeaSurgeon campaign and social media.

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Your ACS Benefits

Bulletin App

In the Bulletin’s Your ACS benefits column this month, two ACS educational resources are featured—Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS®) and trauma education ACS Committee on Trauma (COT). SRGS and the COT keep surgeons current with the latest information, research, and provision of optimal patient care.

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Straight from the Source

The ACS-Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) offer state-of-the-art, simulation-based surgical education and training at regional levels to address the ongoing training and assessment needs of surgeons throughout their careers. ACS Fellows discuss how ACS-AEIs have enhanced their surgical careers and how these centers continue to set standards for how surgical education and training should be offered across the nation.

ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

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