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. 

Register Today

Registration is now open for the 2020 TQIP Scientific Meeting and Training, December 7–10! We have an exciting virtual conference planned to commemorate TQIP’s 10th anniversary.

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New ACS President

J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, from Winston-Salem, NC, has been installed as the 101st President of the American College of Surgeons.

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Advocacy in Action

229 Members of Congress urge leaders to protect patient access to surgical care

A letter from 229 Members of Congress urges Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to stop Medicare payment cuts that will harm patients by reducing access to surgical care.

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Virtual Research Presentations

Join us weekly to learn about cutting-edge surgical simulation research from the canceled 2020 Annual Surgical Simulation Summit and earn CME! The Summit brings together the surgical simulation community to learn about the latest advances, cutting-edge initiatives, innovative best practices, and research.

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Recently Released

For the first time, the Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®) is offering advanced content for surgeons interested in more specialized and nuanced information in five clinical areas.

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Maintaining Essential Surgery

The American College of Surgeons released a joint statement on a roadmap to maintaining essential surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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ACS Communities

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

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