American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Application Instructions

The application period is now closed. Please e-mail Susan Newman at, or call 312-202-5771, to receive notification for the beginning of the next application cycle.


You could be considered for membership in the Academy through two avenues:

  • You may apply directly.
  • You may be nominated by a colleague for the Academy and then complete the application.

How to Apply

(Either as a result of being nominated or self-nomination)

You will be asked to do the following:

  • Click on Apply for Membership and log in using your ACS Member ID Credential.
  • Select the category of membership to which you are applying: Member or Associate Member. (Affiliate membership applications will become available at a future date.)
  • Complete the online application, which asks you to include a personal statement and description of your contributions to the field of surgical education as outlined by the Academy criteria.
  • Upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Biosketch.
    • You may upload your entire CV
    • For the biosketch, please upload a summary no longer than one page. The summary should include the highlights of your accomplishments in surgical education, your positions, honors, and seminal contributions to the field.
  • Provide the name(s), title(s), institution(s), and contact information of three professional references. These individuals will be contacted by the ACS Division of Education, and provided a copy of your completed application, CV, biosketch, and Criteria for Membership. The letters will be held in the strictest confidence, only to be shared with the Academy Steering Committee. The ACS Division of Education will not provide any information about the content of the letters to the applicant.

The application window closed on on May 14. Thank you for your interest.

How to Nominate

You will be asked to do the following:

  • Complete the nomination form providing information on the nominee and your own information.
  • Special note for Non-ACS Members. If you are nominating an individual and you are not a member of the College, you will need to create an account. Creating an ACS account only take a few minutes.

If You Are Nominated

If you are nominated, you will receive an e-mail that you have been nominated for membership in the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. The nominator’s name will be provided. You will be invited to complete the application for membership and will be provided with a link to the application and information about the Academy.