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Requirements for Affiliate Members

An Affiliate Member is a non-FACS, non-surgeon who is committed to supporting the goals of the Academy.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be used in selecting candidates for Affiliate Membership in the Academy. A curriculum vitae and personal statement supporting the goals of the Academy (via completion of an online application) and letters of reference will be reviewed.

Background and Discipline

Expert from one of the following fields

  • Health professions education
  • Bioengineering/material science
  • Law
  • Technology
  • Basic science
  • Administration
  • Ergonomics
  • Other disciplines with the potential to impact surgical education and training

Achievements and Contributions

  • Leadership position in national or international organizations whose principal focus is education
  • Position in industry or academia that advance the goals of the Academy
  • Scholarship in a field applicable to surgical education and training

Current Contributions

  • Provide a description of your current position and/or efforts as they relate to surgical education


Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) may apply for either the Member or Associate Member categories. The Affiliate Category is NOT intended for ACS Fellows. The Affiliate Category is intended for non-surgeons who are experts in various disciplines that would positively impact surgical education. (A special note to Non-FACS surgeons: We hope you will consider applying for Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons, as a precursor to applying to the Academy.  Learn more about becoming a Fellow.