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. 

Save the Date

Clinical Congress 2015 promo

Save the date for the 2015 Clinical Congress October 4–8 in Chicago, IL. We have a wide range of topics of interest to surgeons. Learn about our cutting-edge Clinical Congress educational opportunities to address the knowledge, skills, and professional attributes necessary for delivery of surgical care of the highest quality.

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Call for Abstracts

TQIP Meeting

A call for abstracts for the 2015 TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training, November 15–17 in Nashville, TN, has been issued. This is your chance to share with other TQIP centers all the interesting initiatives you have put in place at your hospital. Abstracts will be reviewed and considered for poster and oral presentation. The submission deadline is June 15 at 11:59 pm (Central).

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Going Green in the OR

Bulletin Going Green

Effective green operating room (OR) strategies reduce operating cost, eliminate waste, and improve environmental sustainability. In the May 2015 issue of the ACS Bulletin, "Strategies for sustainability: Going green in the OR" highlights practical solutions for promoting the kind of culture change necessary to achieve long-lasting green OR initiatives.

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Spotlight on SRGS

Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS®) scours peer-reviewed medical journals for the most relevant evidence-based content. In this video, ACS Fellows discuss how they use this product to spend their time learning, not searching. Eight online and print editions of the digest are issued each year to help surgeons stay current with the most important articles in surgery.

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Realize the Potential: Dr. Santin

Brian Santin, MD, FACS, is a private practice vascular surgeon in rural Ohio, providing access to surgical care in an area of great need. He considers ACS the “house of surgery,” and appreciates the opportunity to put the “FACS” credentials behind his name.

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Noise Reduction Resource

The American College of Surgeons, along with other members of the Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety (CSPS), has endorsed a safe surgery resource chart to reduce the risk of perioperative noise and distraction. The chart emphasizes attention to the elements of noise and distraction, infection control, and privacy.

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