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. 

Register Today

Registration is now open for the 2020 TQIP Scientific Meeting and Training, December 7–10! We have an exciting virtual conference planned to commemorate TQIP’s 10th anniversary.

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Maintaining Essential Surgery

With COVID-19 cases surging around the country, the American College of Surgeons has issued updated recommendations on October 27 concerning surgery amid the current COVID-19 resurgence.

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Advocacy in Action

The Holding Providers Harmless From Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020 would protect patients’ access to surgical care by stopping cuts to Medicare payments.

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Conference Access Extended

We have extended access to the ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL through December 31! The conference includes 60+ panel sessions, nearly 30 fireside chats, and 400+ thoughtful abstract presentations and posters. Register today for instant access.

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2021 E/M Coding Changes

Start preparing now for new Medicare E/M reporting guidelines that will be implemented by CMS in two months. Attend an upcoming webinar about the revised office and other outpatient E/M code set, including new requirements related to H&Ps, physician time, and MDM associated with E/M visits.

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ACS Anti-Racism Task Force

American College of Surgeons Task Force on Racial Issues: Report of Recommendation

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ACS Communities

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

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