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. 

Sponsor a Medical Student

Be a part of preparing the next generation of surgical leaders! Help to support the Medical Student Program at the annual ACS Clinical Congress with a gift to the College, and potentially establish a connection with one of the students participating in this innovative program.

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Firearm Safety Brochure

Just released by the ACS Committee on Trauma, Gun Safety and Your Health, can help you talk with patients about how to keep themselves, family members, and friends safe from firearm injuries and death.

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Call for Abstracts

Submit your original paper, poster, or innovative techniques abstracts for the 2019 Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit in Chicago, IL. The call for abstracts closes at 11:59 pm (CST) on November 5.

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International Exchange Program

As the world becomes more connected, we have the opportunity to reach out and learn from outside of the Americas. Apply for the International Exchange Scholar Program by November 30 for this unique opportunity.

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Operation Sock Drop

All Clinical Congress attendees are encouraged to help support Boston’s homeless by donating socks as part of Operation Sock Drop.

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Surgeon Scientist Series

Pancreatic surgeon Matthew H.G. Katz, MD, FACS, from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, explains why he thinks surgeons should integrate research into their careers.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

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