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Application Cycle and Deadlines

2021 Application Cycle

The 2021 Application Cycle is now open and the link to apply will be available through April 30, 2021.

Applicants for the Member and Associate Members categories must be Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). For information on becoming a Fellow, please visit our Become a Member section or contact ACS Member Services at 312-202-5000.

The Affiliate category is intended for non-surgeons who are experts in various disciplines that would positively impact surgical education.

Activity

Deadline

Submission of applications

Beginning February 1, 2021. Must be submitted online to the American College of Surgeons by 11:59 pm (Central) on April 30, 2021.

Nominations of a colleague

Beginning February 1, 2021. Must be submitted online to the American College of Surgeons by 11:59 pm (Central) on April 16, 2021

Submission of letters of reference

(While ACS Division of Education staff will request letters of reference, it is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that all letters are submitted by the deadline.)

Beginning February 1, 2021. Final deadline for online submission of reference letters is May 14, 2021.

Notification to applicants

Applicants will be notified in July 2021.

Induction Ceremony 2021

(Selected Members, Associate Members, and Affiliate Members must be present at the Induction Ceremony in order to be in the Academy. If there is a scheduling conflict, induction would be delayed until the following year. Those selected must be inducted within three years of their selection date or, if not, they will need to apply to the Academy during the annual application cycle.)

 
A Virtual Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm CT.