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. 

Why Attend Clinical Congress?

Because ACS is the “big house” where surgeons can learn from peers and colleagues.

At Clinical Congress 2015, you will find cutting-edge surgical research and hands-on learning opportunities. It’s your meeting, make the most it.

  Register today!

ACS and the Future of Surgery

Young surgeons discuss why engaging in ACS is important not only for their individual careers, but for the future of the surgical profession as a whole.

  Realize the potential of your profession

Transition to Practice Program

The ACS Transition to Practice (TTP) Program guides surgeons during the transition from training to practice with the opportunity to increase autonomy in a clinical setting, build their competence and confidence, develop practice management skills, and gain practical experience.

The TTP Program is currently accepting applications for the 2016–2017 academic year.

  Apply for a TTP position

Clinical Trials Methods Course

The Clinical Trials Methods (CTM) Course is a five-day, intensive course based on four successfully conducted and published clinical trials used to teach the methodology of design and implementation of a controlled clinical trial. Expert faculty use a combination of didactic lectures and hands-on approaches and small teams work closely with experienced surgeons and biostatisticians to develop group proposals. The CTM Course will take place November 6–10 in Chicago.

  Register for the CTM Course

Heroes in Surgery

Stanley Dudrick, MD, FACS

Surgeon Stanley J. Dudrick, MD, FACS, “The Father of Intravenous Feeding,” has saved countless lives, including millions of newborn babies, with his development of central venous line catheterization and total parenteral nutrition. His pioneering research on malnutrition has had a significant impact on surgery. He was the 2005 recipient of the Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons.

  Watch the full video

Take a Survey on Telemedicine

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We are interested in learning about the use of telemedicine by surgeons and in exploring potential future programs. Take this five-minute online survey today.

  Complete the Survey

ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

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