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. 

Update: Hurricane Florence

Operation Giving Back (OGB) is monitoring the situation. Please visit our dedicated web page about disaster relief in this area where we will continually keep you posted if a need for surgical services arises in the days ahead.

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International Exchange Program

As the world becomes more connected, we have the opportunity to reach out and learn from outside of the Americas. Apply for the International Exchange Scholar Program by November 30 for this unique opportunity.

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Sponsor a Student

Be a part of preparing the next generation of surgical leaders! Help to support the Medical Student Program at the annual ACS Clinical Congress with a gift to the College, and potentially establish a connection with one of the students participating in this innovative program.

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Operation Sock Drop

All Clinical Congress attendees are encouraged to help support Boston’s homeless by donating socks as part of Operation Sock Drop.

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New Manual Released

Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery, Volume 2, a collaborative manual from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, focuses on thyroid cancer, gastric cancer, rectal cancer, esophageal cancer, and melanoma.

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Surgeon Scientist Series

Pancreatic surgeon Matthew H.G. Katz, MD, FACS, from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, explains why he thinks surgeons should integrate research into their careers.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

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