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. 

Dr. Niels D. Martin on The Young Surgeon Perspective

Niels D. Martin, MD, FACS, FCCM, discusses how the ACS offers a roadmap to a successful career in surgery. Dr. Martin connects with a global community of surgeons through the College’s advocacy efforts and leadership training.

Straight from the Source

The ACS-Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) offer state-of-the-art, simulation-based surgical education and training at regional levels to address the ongoing training and assessment needs of surgeons throughout their careers. ACS Fellows discuss how ACS-AEIs have enhanced their surgical careers and how these centers continue to set standards for how surgical education and training should be offered across the nation.

Cancer Surgery Manual from ACS and Alliance

Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery

The ACS and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology released the first volume of a comprehensive, evidence-based manual, Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery, which breaks new ground in examining cancer surgery techniques that are critical for optimal outcomes. The manual focuses on best practices for breast, colon, lung, and pancreatic and more. Order now and receive 20% off for a limited time.

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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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Review 2014 PQRS Performance Score

PQRS Update

CMS plans to publicly report performance score data for a subset of 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures later this year. Group practices and eligible professionals have until November 16 to preview their data as it will appear on CMS’ Physician Compare website.

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CMS Releases MPFS Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule, which updates its payment policies and rates. The rule also finalizes changes to several Medicare quality reporting initiatives, including the Physician Quality Reporting System, the Physician Compare website, and the Physician Value-based Payment Modifier.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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