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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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Medical Students FAQ

This section of the American College of Surgeons Web site has been created to provide answers to some of the frequently asked questions posed by medical students who are interested in pursuing a career in surgery. The material that is provided has been gathered for the purpose of giving details about the development of careers in surgery. Included are descriptions of the surgical specialties and the educational requirements for practicing the surgical specialties. In addition, this section also contains information about residency options and selection, board certification, and the career outlook for surgeons.