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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.

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FAQ

General

What browsers do you support?

Our website is optimized for the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge Chromium, and Safari. We also function well in Edge Legacy and the latest version of Opera. An optimized experience is available across a wider range of devices, including mobile, tablet, and desktop. 

We are no longer optimized for Internet Explorer 11 or lower as they are no longer supported by Microsoft.

How do I contact someone from the ACS?

If you have a question about the website, you can reach us at website@facs.org.

If you have a general question about the ACS, you can email postmaster@facs.org.

Our leadership information is available on our About ACS page, which can be accessed from the hamburger menu at the top right of the home page.

Can I get the new ACS logo for my promotional materials?

Our branding guidelines and logo package are available for ACS staff to access via our Intranet.

For additional inquiries, please contact John Hart at jhart@facs.org.

 

Is the ACS seal going away?

No, the seal will remain as an official mark of the American College of Surgeons. It will be reserved for official uses only.

Why have the website menus changed?

The ACS conducted extensive audience research to determine the best design for the new facs.org. As a result of this research, we organized the website with audience-based navigation around our quality programs, for medical professionals, and for patients. Each page has sub-navigation choices to help you find your content. 

Will the new search function on facs.org actually return what I am looking for?

The top complaint about the old website was the lack of relevant search results it provided to users. The new search function has been completely redesigned and dramatically improved to help users get the most accurate results.

It’s important to note that the search function will continue to improve over time as it learns user habits and content preferences.

How do I add a shortcut to this site on my mobile phone?

For Android devices:

  1. Launch the browser, and navigate to our website.
  2. Press "Menu," and then select "Bookmarks."
  3. Long press any bookmark, and click "Add Shortcut to Home Screen."

For iPhone devices:

  1. Launch the Safari browser, and navigate to our website.
  2. Tap the "Share" icon, which looks like a box with an arrow protruding, and then select "Add to Home Screen."
  3. Type a name for the bookmark, and then tap "Add."




What is your Cookie Policy?

When you first visit our website you will see a banner at the bottom of the page that notifies you that we store data such as cookies to enable essential site functionality, as well as marketing, personalization and analytics. You can accept or deny this. There is also a link to our Cookie Policy that explains these in detail.

Once you accept or decline this, you will see a cookie icon in the lower right corner of the screen. Clicking this will open a panel on the right side of the page that allow you to adjust your cookie settings on our site whenever you visit.

Membership Profile

How do I log in?

The new login button is always available to you from the top right navigation, next to the search icon.

When you're logged in, this area will become a convenient way for you to view your profile and other shortcuts. 

 

How long will I remain signed in?

When you check the "Keep me signed in" box, you will be logged in for 30 days.

What information is displayed when someone searches for me?

Your profile is determined by what you choose to display when logged in.

There are three categories you can choose from on the right side of your personal information under "My Profile":

  • Public
  • Member-Only
  • Private

 

How do I add/correct information in my user profile?

Log in and select "My Profile" to update your membership profile.

If you need help updating your profile, please reach out to ms@facs.org.

 

I am looking for...

Find a Surgeon

There are two main ways to find a surgeon:

  • The search function at the top of the page facilitates quick searches for surgeons
  • The For Medical Professionals page includes a "Find a Surgeon" button

Watch our Find a Surgeon or Hospital how-to video.

Cancer Programs

All of the ACS Cancer programs can be accessed by clicking on the Quality Programs menu at the top left of the home page. The Cancer Programs link is in the middle of the page.

Trauma Programs

All of the ACS Trauma programs can be accessed by clicking on the Quality Programs menu at the top left of the home page. The Trauma Programs link is in the middle of the page.

Education Programs

All of the ACS Education programs can be accessed from the For Medical Professionals menu at the top left of the home page. Individual programs can also be quickly accessed via the search function.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS)

Users can easily access the JACS login page by searching for JACS using the search function or through the News and Publications page, which is accessible from the For Medical Professionals page. Need help logging in? Watch our how-to video on logging into JACS.

Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS)

Selected Readings in General Surgery can be accessed in a couple of different ways. You can get straight to it by typing SRGS in the search function at the top of the page. You can also access it from the News and Publications page by selecting Journals. Need help logging in? Watch our how-to video on logging into SRGS.

Advocacy and Health Policy

At the top right corner of the website are three lines called a hamburger menu. Click on this menu, scroll down, and find the home page for Advocacy and Health Policy.

SurgeonsPAC

At the top right corner of the website are three lines called a hamburger menu. Click on this menu, scroll down, and find a link to take you directly to the SurgeonsPAC website.  

ACS Foundation

At the top right corner of the website are three lines called a hamburger menu. When you click on this menu, you will see the “Donate” button, which will take you to the ACS Foundation page. 

My ACS Chapter

ACS Chapters can be located through the Membership and Community home page under the For Medical Professionals menu. Links to state and international chapters are easily searchable on this page.