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.

Education

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.

Advocacy

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. 

How to Stop the Bleed

How to Stop the Bleed

May is National Stop the Bleed Month and May 23 is National Stop the Bleed Day. You can learn how to stop major bleeding in three simple ways by taking a bleeding control course. Find out more at bleedingcontrol.org.

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Communications Essays

The RAS-ACS Communications Committee's annual essay contest is now open for submissions. This year's topic is is “Cut It Out: Changing the Status Quo.” Submit your essay by May 1.

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Save the Date

Clinical Congress features outstanding education and training opportunities at the premier annual surgical meeting for surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and members of surgical teams. Make sure to mark your calendars for Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA, October 27–31.

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Surgeon Well-Being

Despite a high prevalence of distress, few physicians seek help. The College is here to help and has put together the resources to support the challenges you may face as a surgeon.

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Manage Your Credits

The American College of Surgeons is committed to helping you organize, track, and submit your CME credit. Use MyCME to manage your CME credit at your convenience.

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SurgeonsPAC

SurgeonsPAC, the American College of Surgeons Professional Association’s (ACSPA) nonpartisan political action committee, works to establish relationships with surgical champions in Congress. Learn more about the College’s political advocacy activities today.

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ACS Communities

ACS Communities

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

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Events

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