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. 

FAST Recommendations

Firearm safety recommendations from the Firearms Strategy Team (FAST) Workgroup published in print in the Journal of American College of Surgeons, February 2019.

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Call for Nominations

The ACS is seeking nominees for Officers-Elect as well as openings on the Board of Regents. Nominees must be loyal members to the College and have demonstrated leadership qualities. Nominations are due by February 22.

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Leadership Learning Opportunity

Apply by March 1 for the ACS Surgeons as Leaders Course. Join senior surgical leaders in a dynamic three-day course for surgeons who aspire to meet the challenges of exemplary leadership across all settings.

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Educational Opportunity

Register today. Our annual Surgical Simulation Summit features programming for the simulation-based education and training community throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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Enhancing Cancer Care

Register today for the 2019 Cancer Programs Cluster Programs, April 7–9 in Rosemont, IL. This program will provide attendees with three consecutive days of one-day programs to educate, engage, and enhance your understanding of the ACS Cancer Programs.

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Prepare for Tomorrow

Through thoughtful gift planning, ACS Foundation donors can choose a method of giving that protects their family’s needs and offers greater tax savings. Learn more about ways to put family needs first and still support the ACS Foundation.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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