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. 

Register Today

Register today for the virtual ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2021, May 15–17. Don’t miss this dual meeting that offers comprehensive and specialized sessions to provide ACS members, leaders, and advocates.

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Fireside Chat Series

The Fireside Chat Series connects you with experts in the surgical field. Join our next chat on April 22 with Hilary A. Sanfey, MB BCh, MHPE, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), MAMSE, as she discusses her career path and important lessons learned.


Grow Your Leadership Skills

We are now accepting applications for our Certificate in Applied Surgical Education Leadership program. The purpose of CASEL is to grow participants’ leadership skills, improve the quality of surgical training and, ultimately, patient care. Apply by May 28.

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International Benefits

Register for an informational webinar on April 22 to learn about the various benefits of joining as an International Fellow. Hear from ACS staff about key member benefits and listen to testimonials from two ACS Fellows and chapter leaders about their membership paths.

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Register Today

Join us for the ACS Cancer Programs Conference: Quality Cancer Care in Motion VIRTUAL April 27–28. The conference will be delivered virtually over two consecutive days and will include a combination of prerecorded and live presentations, audience response opportunities, and live question-and-answer sessions.

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ACS Anti-Racism Task Force

American College of Surgeons Task Force on Racial Issues: Report of Recommendation

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ACS Communities

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

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