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. 

Clinical Congress 2015

Member Engagement Events

This year we are offering three fun and engaging networking opportunities for surgeons at Clinical Congress 2015. Details about these events are available along with online registration in the Clinical Congress section of our website.

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Overview of Medicare Quality Programs

Medicare Quality Programs

Visit our interactive flowchart developed to help you successfully participate in the Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive program (Meaningful Use), and the Value-Based Modifier program.

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NIH-ACS Symposium on Surgical Disparities Research 2015

On May 7-8, 2015, the ACS partnered with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to host the first Symposium on Surgical Disparities Research. During the two-day event, more than 60 top-level researchers, surgeon-scientists and federal leaders from across the country met to develop goals for conducting meaningful research to address disparities in surgical care, outcomes, and treatment.

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.

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100 Reasons to Join

Why choose FACS? For 100 years, ACS has been helping surgeons realize the potential of their profession from residency to retirement. Find out how.

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ATOM: Advanced Trauma Operative Management


Our ATOM® course is an effective method of increasing surgical competence and confidence in the operative management of penetrating injuries to the chest and abdomen.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

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