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. 

ACS Seeks Diversity Director

The ACS is committed to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. As part of this commitment, the College is seeking applicants for the newly created position of Diversity Director, a senior-level management position that will report to the ACS Executive Director.

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Maintaining Essential Surgery

With COVID-19 cases surging around the country, the American College of Surgeons has issued updated recommendations on October 27 concerning surgery amid the current COVID-19 resurgence.

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Submit Your Abstracts & Videos

Clinical Congress is the most comprehensive surgical meeting in the world. Submit your abstracts and videos for presentation at Clinical Congress 2021 by March 1. 

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Call for Nominations

The ACS 2021 Nominating Committee of the Fellows and the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors will be selecting nominees for leadership positions and for pending vacancies on the Board of Regents. The deadline for nominations is February 19.

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Access the Meeting

The 2020 TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training sessions are available on demand! The meeting is designed to provide the trauma community with leadership skills and strategies to support themselves and their teams, so they can deliver the best surgical care to patients.

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ACS Anti-Racism Task Force

American College of Surgeons Task Force on Racial Issues: Report of Recommendation

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ACS Communities

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

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