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. 

ACS/Pfizer Awards

Nominations for the 2020 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Award are being accepted through Saturday, February 15. Nominate a surgeon deserving of an award today!

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Call for Nominations

The ACS 2020 Nominating Committee of the Fellows and the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors will be selecting nominees for leadership positions in the College. Nominations are due by Friday, February 21.

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Call for Abstracts

Share your research with the world and submit your abstracts and videos for Clinical Congress 2020 today. The Call for Abstracts is open through Monday, March 2.

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2020 Cancer Care Standards

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards) is now available for download. The 2020 standards encompass the requirements cancer programs must meet to earn and maintain CoC accreditation.

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Apply Today

The Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award recognizes outstanding surgeons engaging in research, advancing the art and science of surgery, and demonstrating early promise of significant contribution to the practice of surgery and the safety of surgical patients. Applications are due by February 21.

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Manage Your Credits

The American College of Surgeons is committed to helping you organize, track, and submit your CME credit. Use MyCME to manage your CME credit at your convenience.

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ACS Communities

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

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