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. 

Just Launched

The ACS Quality Verification Program provides a proven, standardized method for establishing, measuring, and improving your hospital’s quality infrastructure across all surgical departments. Learn how your hospital can become ACS QVP verified.

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Submit Your Abstracts & Videos

You are invited to submit your scientific research from prospective clinical trials to be considered for a dedicated Scientific Forum session at Clinical Congress 2021. Submit by August 2.

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Conference Access Extended

We have extended access to the 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL content to August 16. If you haven't registered yet, there's still time to gain access and it's FREE.

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Fireside Chat Series

The Fireside Chat Series connects you with experts in the surgical field. Join our next chat on August 19 with Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS, MAMSE, as she discusses her career path and important lessons learned.


Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now open for presentation of original paper, collaborative works, innovation, AEI Fellow and MORE Track presentations at the 2022  ACS Annual Surgical Simulation Summit.

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Promoting DEI & Anti-Racism

Leaders from surgical organizations came together to for the Promoting DEI & Anti-Racism: Professional Surgical Society Retreat on June 23. This retreat convened the House of Surgery, and included an address from Professor Ibram X. Kendi and a discussion with Professor Wayne A. I. Frederick. Log in with your ACS username to view videos from the event. 

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ACS Communities

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

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