American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

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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. 

How to Stop the Bleed

How to Stop the Bleed

May is National Stop the Bleed Month and May 23 is National Stop the Bleed Day. You can learn how to stop major bleeding in three simple ways by taking a bleeding control course. Find out more at

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Save the Date

Clinical Congress features outstanding education and training opportunities at the premier annual surgical meeting for surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and members of surgical teams. Make sure to mark your calendars for Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA, October 27–31.

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Submit Your Abstract

The Call for Abstracts for the 2019 TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training is now open. This is your chance to share with other TQIP centers all the interesting initiatives you have put in place at your hospital. Submit your abstract by June 15.

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Apply for Membership

Apply for membership in the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™ to be a part of this unique cadre of surgeon educators. Applications are due by May 31.

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Deadline Approaching

The Certificate in Applied Surgical Education Leadership (CASEL), presented by the ACS Division of Education, is a unique, year-long experience that begins September 26–28 in Chicago. Participants then work remotely with mentors on individual projects and participate in periodic check-ins. CASEL is designed for surgeon educators at any point in their careers. Apply by May 24.

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SurgeonsPAC, the American College of Surgeons Professional Association’s (ACSPA) nonpartisan political action committee, works to establish relationships with surgical champions in Congress. Learn more about the College’s political advocacy activities today.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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