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. 

100 Reasons to Join

Why choose FACS? For 100 years, ACS has been helping surgeons realize the potential of their profession from residency to retirement. Find out how.

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Realize the Potential: Dr. Bilimoria

Surgical oncologist Karl Bilimoria, MD, FACS, describes how working with ACS on clinical quality programs has been one of the most fulfilling aspects of his career thus far. 

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ACS Issues Safety Advisory

Don’t feed peanuts to infants and young children. The American College of Surgeons released a safety advisory in response to recent news coverage of a scientific article published February 26, 2015, in the New England Journal of Medicine on peanut consumption on infants at risk for a peanut allergy.

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Save the Date

Clinical Congress 2015

Save the date for the 2015 Clinical Congress October 4–8 in Chicago, IL. We have a wide range of topics of interest to surgeons. Learn about our cutting-edge Clinical Congress educational opportunities to address the knowledge, skills, and professional attributes necessary for delivery of surgical care of the highest quality.

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New Study: ACS NSQIP®


Participating Hospitals Significantly Improve Their Surgical Outcomes Over Time

A February 27 study in Annals of Surgery finds majority of ACS NSQIP hospitals improve and improvement continues with each year of participation.

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The 2015 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit, April 18–21, in Washington, DC is a dual meeting that offers volunteer leaders and advocates educational sessions focused on the tools needed to be an effective leader and an interactive advocacy training and coordinated visits to DC congressional offices.

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