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. 

Call for Abstracts and Videos

Submit your abstracts and videos for Clinical Congress 2019 by Friday, March 1. Share your original research as well as videos that aim to improve the care of the surgical patient and safeguard the standards of care. 


Educational Opportunity

Register today. Our annual Surgical Simulation Summit features programming for the simulation-based education and training community throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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Enhancing Cancer Care

Register today for the 2019 Cancer Programs Cluster Programs, April 7–9 in Rosemont, IL. This program will provide attendees with three consecutive days of one-day programs to educate, engage, and enhance your understanding of the ACS Cancer Programs.

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Become a Surgeon Advocate

SurgeonsVoice is the American College of Surgeons Professional Association’s (ACSPA) nationwide, interactive advocacy program. As an ACS member, you can take advantage of the program's resources to become an effective advocate and establish relationships with decision makers at the federal, state, and regional levels. Login with your ACS credentials today and start participating.

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Prepare for Tomorrow

Through thoughtful gift planning, ACS Foundation donors can choose a method of giving that protects their family’s needs and offers greater tax savings. Learn more about ways to put family needs first and still support the ACS Foundation.

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Surgeon Scientist Series

Timothy R. Billiar, MD, FACS, George Vance Foster Professor and Chair, department of surgery, University of Pittsburgh, is currently profiled in our Surgeon Scientists video series. Dr. Billiar speaks about his longstanding interest in trauma and discusses similarities and differences between performing operations and conducting research.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

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