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. 

QPP: What You Need to Know Now

Quality Payment Program

New videos are now available in the ACS Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Center. These short videos were created to bring clarity to the new Medicare payment system and help you step through what you need to do to prepare and successfully participate in the QPP.

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Trauma Systems Conference

Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths Trauma Systems Conferece

The Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths Trauma Systems Conference, April 18–19, in Bethesda, MD, will bring together multidisciplinary professionals across the full spectrum of the trauma care system. The goal is to build a National Trauma Action Plan designed to achieve zero preventable injury deaths. Register by April 9 to participate in this exciting conference!

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Global Codes and Data Collection

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In nine selected states, CMS finalized a policy whereby certain physicians who provide 10- and 90-day global services would be required to report information on the number of postoperative visits they provide. CMS will be holding a teleconference, 1:30−3:00 pm, Tuesday, April 25, to provide information about the new reporting requirements, along with reporting resources and tools.

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SRGS Reviews Vascular Disease

SRGS Vascular Surgery, Part III

The latest issue of SRGS® focuses on the knowledge and techniques general surgeons need in order to provide effective and safe care to patients with vascular disease. SRGS Vascular Surgery, Part III summarizes current approaches to managing arterial and venous injuries as well potentially preventable complications.

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100 Reasons to Join

Why choose FACS? For 100 years, ACS has been helping surgeons realize the potential of their profession from residency to retirement. Find out how.

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42nd William T. Fitts, Jr. Oration

With video introduction by Bob Woodruff (ABC News)

When Peace Breaks Out

In this lecture, Dr. Margaret Knudson, Medical Director of the Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons (MHSSPACS) addresses the beneficial collaboration between civilian and trauma surgeons.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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