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. 

Pfizer Award Deadline Extended

ACS-Pfizer Award nominations will now be accepted through Wednesday, February 26. Do you know a candidate deserving of the award? Submit an application today!

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Call for Abstracts

Share your research with the world and submit your abstracts and videos for Clinical Congress 2020 today. The Call for Abstracts is open through Monday, March 2.

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Register Today

The 2020 ACS Surgical Simulation Summit offers an expanded, collaborative program this year, featuring content for surgeons, anesthesiologists, simulation center managers, educators, technicians and more! Register by Monday, March 2.

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Earn CME with JACS

Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for maintenance of certification by taking advantage of the award-winning Journal of the American College of Surgeons CME program.  Being an ACS member has its advantages.

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Register Today

Regional anesthesia blocks have been shown to reduce patients’ postop opioid consumption when used as an adjunct for pain control and as part of a multimodal pain control regimen in specific surgical procedures. Register today for a regional anesthesia skills course today.

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Apply for Membership

Apply or nominate a colleague for membership in the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™ to be a part of this unique cadre of surgeon educators. Applications due by Friday, April 3. Nominations due by March 20.

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ACS Communities

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

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