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. 

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now open for the 2019 ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 19–22, at the Walter E. Convention Center in Washington, DC. The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 1, 2019.

  Start claiming

ACS Foundation Fall Appeal

Find out how to receive a 2018 tax deduction through a gift to the ACS Foundation.

  Donate today

Traveling Fellowships

The deadline to apply for the ACS Traveling Fellowships to Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), Germany, and Japan has been extended to December 28.

  Apply today

Earn CME with JACS

Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for maintenance of certification by taking advantage of the award-winning Journal of the American College of Surgeons CME program.  Being an ACS member has its advantages.

  Earn CME credit

Become a Surgeon Advocate

SurgeonsVoice is the American College of Surgeons Professional Association’s (ACSPA) nationwide, interactive advocacy program. As an ACS member, you can take advantage of the program's resources to become an effective advocate and establish relationships with decision makers at the federal, state, and regional levels. Login with your ACS credentials today and start participating.

  Login now

Surgeon Scientist Series

Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, FACS, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, discusses her opportunity to follow through on a breast cancer clinical trial, why she enjoys the variety of being a surgeon-scientist, and what she believes are important qualities in a mentor.

  Learn More

ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

Join the Discussion


View More Events