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. 

Thank Your Mentor

Celebrate and honor your mentor by making a gift to the ACS Foundation on or before National Doctors' Day, March 30.

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RACS-ACS Congress

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) along with the ACS will host the 87th Annual Scientific Congress May 7–11, 2018, at the International Convention Centre, in Sydney, Australia. Register by March 18 to take advantage of the early-bird registration fee.

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National Stop the Bleed Day

National Stop the Bleed Day is March 31. Find a Bleeding Control Basics course near you today. 

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American Board of Surgery Update

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) has issued an update following its recent announcement about its new ABS Continuous Certification Program. This announcement covers, among other things, how long current ABS certificates will remain valid for.

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Deadline Extended

Apply for the ACS Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship for small community and rural surgeons by April 1. This program provides up to three awards of $5,000 each to subsidize the participation of a U.S. or Canadian Fellow or Associate Fellow serving a small community.

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Earn CME with JACS

Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for maintenance of certification by taking advantage of the award-winning Journal of the American College of Surgeons CME program.  Being an ACS member has its advantages.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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