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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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Resources for Employed Surgeons

Contract Review Services

Recognizing the importance of engaging legal services for the negotiation and review of employment contract agreements, the ACS has partnered with Resolve to provide a tiered menu of contract review services at a discounted rate as a benefit of membership in the ACS. Services are provided by Resolve’s team of experienced attorneys.

AMGA Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey Data

The ACS has partnered with AMGA to offer a discount for ACS members for the AMGA Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey Report. The Report focuses on the individual compensation and productivity of physicians and other clinical staff, starting salaries of new residents and experienced new hires, as well as salaries for physician leadership, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Metrics for 177 specialties are available in the AMGA report.

By using the ACS discount code, the pricing for the subsets will be $250 for one specialty, $400 for two, and $500 for three.

If you are an ACS member who is interested in obtaining the AMGA data subsets, email cgibbs@amga.org, use code ACS2022, and provide the specialties you would like to purchase.

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ACS Resources for the Practicing Surgeon, Volume I: The Employed Surgeon

Since the publication of the Surgeons as Institutional Employees: A Strategic Look at the Dimensions of Surgeons as Employees of Hospitals primer in 2012, institutional and hospital-based physician employment has only become more complex. The ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy (DAHP), along with the General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Committee, revamped and expanded the 2012 primer in response to requests from Fellows for more help in navigating the waters of employment, understanding compensation, negotiating contracts, and more. This updated primer is the first volume in a series of resources the DAHP is working to produce for practicing surgeons.

Private Practitioner to Employed Surgeon

Mark Savarise, MD, MBA, FACS, associate professor, department of surgery, University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, discusses his decision to go into private surgery practice, and then the converse decision of when he thought it best to leave private practice and work as an employed surgeon.

How to Assess Your Hospital's Financial Health

Julie Conyers, MD, MBA, FACS, a rural general surgeon in Ketchikan, AK, talks about assessing your hospital’s financial health. Dr. Conyers explains how the Affordable Care Act has affected whether health care is recession-proof; identifies indicators that your hospital might be struggling financially, especially in the difficult COVID-19 era; and speaks on related topics in this informative discussion.

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