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. 

Clinical Congress 2020 Program

The program is now online for our first-ever fully virtual Clinical Congress. With both live and on-demand sessions, the conference will offer the finest surgical education for medical professionals across all specialties and career stages.

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Stop the Medicare Payment Cuts!

The American College of Surgeons, in collaboration with the Surgical Care Coalition, is launching a “Week of Action” to encourage surgeons to tell Congress to stop the proposed Medicare payment cuts. Contact Congress today.

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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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Just 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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Call to Action on Racism

The American College of Surgeons has issued Call to Action on Racism as a Public Health Crisis: An Ethical Imperative.

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Cancer Care

COVID-19 Pandemic Breast Cancer Consortium’s Considerations for Re-Entry were released May 15, 2020. 

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ACS Communities

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

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