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. 

Health Care Reform

Letter to ACS Fellows, Members, and Members of Congress

“We must maintain the health insurance coverage gains in the number of Americans covered as we consider alternatives.”

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Call for Abstracts and Videos Open

Clinical Congress 2017 Call for Abstracts

Clinical Congress offers researchers the opportunity to present the results of their original, basic science, clinical, education, health sciences, and translational research for oral, poster, and video-based presentations. Submit your abstracts and videos for consideration to present at Clinical Congress 2017 by March 1.

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AJCC Staging Manual, 8th Edition

AJCC Staging Manual, 8th Edition

Developed by international disease site expert panels, the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual, Eighth Edition brings together all currently available knowledge on cancer staging.

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Your ACS Benefits

Operation Giving Back

In this month's Bulletin Your ACS Benefits column, read about how the ACS Operation Giving Back program and the ACS Archives offer our members unique opportunities to engage with the College on a broad scale.

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JACS ACS Member Login

Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Being a member gets you more than you think! As a member of the ACS, you can now access the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) content from anywhere via your desktop, smartphone, or tablet using your ACS credentials. 

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Straight from the Source

Transition to Practice Program

The ACS Transition to Practice (TTP) program guides surgeons during the transition from training to practice with a one-year, paid staff position at ACS-accredited institutions. ACS Fellows discuss how the TTP program has given them the opportunity to increase autonomy in a clinical setting, build their competence and confidence, develop practice management skills, and gain practical experience for the next phase of their careers.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

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