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. 

ACS Taste of the City

ACS Taste of the City

Join us for ACS Taste of the City. Experience Chicago's diverse dining and cultural scene Wednesday, October 7, 5:00–7:00 pm. Bring your appetite and plan to enjoy live music, activities, and camaraderie with ACS leaders and members. The event is free to all attendees and their families. Make sure to add the event when you register for Clinical Congress.

If you have already registered for the Clinical Congress, add the event to your existing registration by accessing your ConnectME registration dashboard.

  Register today!

Clinical Trials Methods Course

The Clinical Trials Methods (CTM) Course is a five-day, intensive course based on four successfully conducted and published clinical trials used to teach the methodology of design and implementation of a controlled clinical trial. Expert faculty use a combination of didactic lectures and hands-on approaches and small teams work closely with experienced surgeons and biostatisticians to develop group proposals. The CTM Course will take place November 6–10, in Chicago.

Register today for a discounted rate. Early bird registration closes Friday, September 4.

  Register for the CTM Course

ACS Launches New Career Center

Visit our new Surgery Career Connection—the premier resource to connect surgical career opportunities with highly qualified surgical talent. The ACS Surgery Career Connection will allow you to search and apply for open positions, upload your anonymous CV, receive alerts, and access career resources. Institutions can post open positions, promote jobs directly to ACS members, and search the resume database.

  Visit Surgery Career Connection

Straight from the Source

Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS®) scours peer-reviewed medical journals for the most relevant evidence-based content. In this video, ACS Fellows discuss how they use this product to spend their time learning, not searching. Eight online and print editions of the digest are issued each year to help surgeons stay current with the most important articles in surgery.

  Learn more about SRGS

Heroes in Surgery

Stanley Dudrick, MD, FACS

Surgeon Stanley J. Dudrick, MD, FACS, “The Father of Intravenous Feeding,” has saved countless lives, including millions of newborn babies, with his development of central venous line catheterization and total parenteral nutrition. His pioneering research on malnutrition has had a significant impact on surgery. He was the 2005 recipient of the Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons.

  Watch the full video

ACS/JAHF Geriatrics Fellowship

Application deadline extended

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) are accepting applications for the ACS/JAHF James C. Thompson Geriatrics Surgical Fellowship, a new, fully funded research fellowship. Applications are due September 11. The scholar will research the care and outcomes of elderly patients undergoing surgery and assist the ACS and JAHF in their newly funded initiative to develop a standards and verification program for geriatric surgical care.

  Apply today

ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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