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. 

Save Your Spot

Registration is now open for the 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL, July 12–16! The program will feature more than 80 sessions—a mixture of live, interactive, and on-demand content—and registration is free. 


Save the Date

While encouraged by recent measures to reduce the incidence of COVID-19, we also recognize that this positive trajectory may not yet be a predictable one. Therefore, Clinical Congress 2021 will be a VIRTUAL event, taking place October 24–28, 2021. Mark your calendars today!

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Latest in Bariatric Surgery

Join the next Clinical Congress 2020 Video-Based Education webinar on Bariatric Surgery II, May 18. Attendees will gain familiarity with various surgical operations and conditions to help them identify areas where they might explore further training to improve skills and patient outcomes.

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Grow Your Leadership Skills

We are now accepting applications for our Certificate in Applied Surgical Education Leadership program. The purpose of CASEL is to grow participants’ leadership skills, improve the quality of surgical training and, ultimately, patient care. Apply by May 28.

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New Grant Opportunity

Is your basic or translational science research focus in a cancer-related disease? The ACS National Surgeon Scientist Program provides competitive funding opportunities for faculty members within their first one to five years of appointment. Apply by June 15.

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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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