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. 

Intensive Review, Essential Content

The 2017 ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course is an intensive three-and-a-half-day review course that covers essential content areas in general surgery. And it’s happening soon: July 27–30 in Chicago, IL. Watch our video for more information. 

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SSR News

Surgeon Specific Registry

Important news for SSR users who are ABS Recertification Applicants. Please note the case log submission update.

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NAPRC Accepting Applications

National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer

The goal of the new rectal cancer accreditation program is to ensure patients receive appropriate care using a multidisciplinary team approach.

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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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Watch Our Global Codes Webinar

ACS Global Codes and Data Collection Webinar

Starting July 1, CMS will require that certain surgeons in Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, and Rhode Island report the number of post-operative visits that they provide related to 10- and 90-day global services. Watch our recent webinar as L. M. Barney, MD, FACS, walks you through an overview of global codes reporting, requirements, resources, and frequently asked questions.

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Resources in Surgical Education

Resources in Surgical Education

Resources in Surgical Education (RISE) provides timely and informative peer-reviewed articles as well as innovative tools, information, and other resources to enhance your surgical education endeavors.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

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