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. 

Early Bird Registration

Register by May 31 to receive the reduced rate for the ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 21–24. The conference brings together nurses, surgeons, administrators, and trainees from ACS Quality Programs to discuss the latest in quality initiatives, data collection and utilization, and best practices in the field of surgery. 

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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, July 26–29, in Chicago. The course features expert faculty who use a combination of didactic and case-based formats to create an efficient review.

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Call for Abstracts

Submit your abstracts for the 2018 TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training on internal performance improvement efforts you have embarked on and how you have been using the Trauma Quality Improvement Program in your center. Submissions are due by June 15.

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Save the Date

Save the date for Clinical Congress 2018, October 21–25, in Boston! Clinical Congress has an exciting lineup of panel sessions and postgraduate courses for today’s practicing surgeon. Make sure to book your room at one of our official Clinical Congress hotels.

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Resources in Surgical Education

Our most recent RISE article "Continuum or Chasm: Using Assessment Strategies to Bridge the UME and GME Divide" by Kimberly M. Brown, MD, FACS, and Emil R. Petrusa, PhD, focuses on assessing skills across the UME to GME continuum.

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Committee Openings

Serving on an ACS Committee is a great opportunity to network with colleagues, expand your professional sphere, and contribute to patient care. Several ACS Committees are currently accepting applications through May 31.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

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