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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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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
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Advocacy

ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC

A strong, united voice for surgery is essential to effective advocacy. That's why the American College of Surgeons Professional Association (ACSPA) political action committee, ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC, promotes access to the highest-quality surgical resources for patients and surgeons every day. The ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC is governed by an appointed Board of Directors including Fellows, Young Fellows, Associate Fellows, and Residents representing numerous specialties.

Since 2002, SurgeonsPAC has been committed to:

  • Educating and partnering with federal policymakers who share our goal of protecting patient access to high-quality surgical care.
  • Supporting congressional candidates—particularly fellow health care professionals—who can best educate and engage their colleagues about important surgical advocacy priorities.
  • Upholding the highest ethical and nonpartisan standards in contributing to individuals who support excellence in surgical care, and exhibit professionalism when advocating on behalf of surgery.

Interested in learning more about SurgeonsPAC?

About ACSPA

In 2001, ACS leadership voted unanimously to establish the ACSPA, a 501c(6) affiliated corporation offering a broader range of activities and services benefiting surgeons and patients, including an expanded legislative advocacy program featuring a political action committee. The formation of the 501c(6) ensures that the College can maintain the standard-setting education and credentialing efforts that remain at the core of its mission while leveraging important advocacy and health policy priorities. For more information about ACSPA programs, visit SurgeonsVoice.org and SurgeonsPAC.org.

A Note About Membership Dues

Annual dues dollars are not used to fund or support the College’s political activities. All political efforts are financed through voluntary, personal contributions from ACSPA members made directly to the ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC. A small portion of dues receipts, typically 3 to 5 percent, are retained by the ACSPA to finance the legislative advocacy program, and as a result, are not deductible from federal income taxes as a business expense. Additional information is listed on the annual dues statement.

Resources

Interested in learning more about SurgeonsPAC? Visit SurgeonsPAC online to review annual PAC reports, SurgeonsPAC leadership, and donor benefits and recognition

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FAQs

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Disbursements

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