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. 

Save the Date

Clinical Congress 2015

Save the date for the 2015 Clinical Congress October 4–8 in Chicago, IL. We have a wide range of topics of interest to surgeons. Learn about our cutting-edge Clinical Congress educational opportunities to address the knowledge, skills, and professional attributes necessary for delivery of surgical care of the highest quality.

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Surgeons as Leaders Course

April 22 is the deadline to apply to attend the ACS Surgeons as Leaders Course June 7–10. Join senior surgical leaders in a dynamic three-day course for surgeons who aspire to meet the challenges of exemplary leadership across all settings.


Surgical Volunteerism

Join the discussion about Surgical Volunteerism in the ACS Communities.

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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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Realize the Potential: Dr. Santin

Brian Santin, MD, FACS, is a private practice vascular surgeon in rural Ohio, providing access to surgical care in an area of great need. He considers ACS the “house of surgery,” and appreciates the opportunity to put the “FACS” credentials behind his name.

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ACS Foundation Annual Report

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The ACS Foundation promotes voluntary philanthropy from Fellows and friends of the College. Generous contributions from our donors allow the College to continue and enhance its enriching portfolio of services, which benefit surgeons and their patients. The Foundation’s 2014 Annual Report provides a snapshot of the meaningful outcomes—all made possible by our donors.

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ACS Communities


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