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. 

Novice to Expert: Let's Get It Done

The ACS-AEI Postgraduate Course Novice to Expert: Let’s Get It Done provides attendees with behind-the-scenes access to the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center and an in-depth look at several novel teaching strategies with 3-D printing, cadavers, low-cost materials, online learning, and high-stakes certification assessment.

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Learn. Interact. Transform.

Register today for the 2018 Cancer Programs Annual Conference September 5–7 in Chicago, IL. The conference provides attendees with cutting-edge ways to deliver high-quality, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care to patients with cancer.

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Register Today

Register today for the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, November 16–18 in Anaheim, CA. The meeting brings together trauma medical directors, program managers, coordinators, and registrars from participating and prospective TQIP hospitals.

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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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Your ACS Benefits

In this month’s Bulletin, the Your ACS Benefits column features the goals of the ACS Women in Surgery Committee and the work of its six subcommittees.

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Surgeon Scientist Series

Do you have a passion for research? In this video interview, Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACS, discusses how she first became interested in research before she was a medical student, and provides an overview of her various research interests today. She currently serves as the Morgridge Distinguished Chair of Health Services Research at the University of Wisconsin.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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