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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
Setting the Standard for Surgical Care

Setting the Standard for Surgical Care

Defining quality care for more than 100 years

Mission of Health

The American College of Surgeons is dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.

Governance of the College

Three groups are responsible for formulating and implementing the policies of the College.

Board of Regents

The Regents formulate policy and direct the affairs of the College.

Board of Governors

The Governors act as the liaison between the Board of Regents and the Fellows.

ACS Chapters

Local ACS Chapters exert the College’s influence at the community level, with 65 in the US, two in Canada, and 46 in countries abroad.

Watch Our President

Dr. Julie A. Freischlag Installed as 2021–2022 ACS President

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, MAMSE, an esteemed vascular surgeon from Winston-Salem, NC, has been installed for a one-year term as the 102nd President of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Freischlag was installed on October 24 during a virtual Convocation ceremony that preceded the opening of the ACS Clinical Congress 2021.

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