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. 

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. Berian

Surgical resident Julia Berian, MD discusses her research work as part of the ACS Clinical Scholars program, and highlights the value in the rich data that comes out of the College’s robust databases. She emphasizes that being involved in a national organization of surgeons is a valuable opportunity for young surgeons like herself.

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Subscribe Today


Subscribe today to receive the entire run of Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS) topics in 2015. The program provides you with evidence-based content to support state-of-the-art surgical practice. Most formats include the ability to earn CME credit.

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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 in our panel sessions, courses, meet-the-expert luncheons, scientific forum, and more. 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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New Study: ACS NSQIP®


Participating Hospitals Significantly Improve Their Surgical Outcomes Over Time

A February 27 study in Annals of Surgery finds majority of ACS NSQIP hospitals improve and improvement continues with each year of participation.

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Register for the 2015 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit, April 18–21, in Washington, DC. This dual meeting offers volunteer leaders and advocates educational sessions focused on the tools needed to be an effective leader and an interactive advocacy training and coordinated visits to DC congressional offices. 

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ACS Communities


Check out what's new this month in the ACS Member Communities.

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