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. 

Do You Have What It Takes to Be Great?

View Dr. Richardson’s Presidential theme video: ”Do You Have What It Takes to Be Great?”  It looks at the traits that surgeons have to help them succeed in the profession and how the American College of Surgeons can help them to achieve their personal and professional best.

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ACS/Pfizer Humanitarian and Volunteerism Awards

ACS/Pfizer Award Winners

On October 6, four surgeons received the 2015 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Award and Surgical Volunteerism Awards in recognition of their selfless efforts as volunteer surgeons who provide care to medically underserved patients abroad.

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The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Webcast Available

Dr. John Meara

Due to significant onsite interest in the Clinical Congress session, “The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery: Evidence and Solutions for Achieving Health, Welfare, and Economic Development,” we are offering free online access to this webcast.

Simply click on the link below to open in your installed video player.

  Access the Webcast

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.

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Claim CME and SA Credit

Claim 2015 Clinical Congress continuing medical education (CME) and Self-Assessment (SA) Credits starting October 4. The deadline to claim CME Credit and earn SA Credit for the ACS Clinical Congress 2015 is December 1, 2015.

  Claim your credit

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

ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

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