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. 

Quality and Safety Conference

The ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 21–24 in New York, NY, will bring together quality professionals from across the spectrum for insights from national experts, sharing of best practices and tools, networking, and more to raise the bar on the quality of surgical care and patient safety.

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Straight from the Source

The ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum® is a highly interactive, case-based, online curriculum that addresses the essential content areas that all surgical residents need to master in the early years of training. The curriculum includes more than 110 simulated case scenarios in which residents are asked to recognize and assess symptoms and signs, order appropriate tests and procedures, evaluate data, and initiate appropriate actions.

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Training the Next Generation

AEI Simulation Training

Register for Training the Next Generation of Surgeons: Making It Stick, Making It Real, Making It Together, June 12 in Seattle, WA. This forum will explore important considerations for implementing modern simulation training and how we can effectively move the needle in surgical simulation and training.

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QPP: What You Need to Know Now

Quality Payment Program

New videos are now available in the ACS Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Center. These short videos were created to bring clarity to the new Medicare payment system and help you step through what you need to do to prepare and successfully participate in the QPP.

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Global Codes and Data Collection

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In nine selected states, CMS finalized a policy whereby certain physicians who provide 10- and 90-day global services would be required to report information on the number of postoperative visits they provide. CMS held a teleconference and shared slides that contain additional information on how to comply with the new postoperative data reporting requirement and more.

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Preliminary Hospital Standards

The Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery

Hospital-level surgical care standards for older adults has been released and published on the Annals of Surgery website in advance of print publication from the Coalition of Quality in Geriatric Surgery—a multidisciplinary coalition representing the American College of Surgeons and 58 diverse stakeholder organizations committed to improving the quality of geriatric surgical care with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

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