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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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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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Suggested Readings for Residents

View a collection of online readings that serve as an essential reference for faculty advisors and medical students.

So You Want to Be a Surgeon... a Medical Student's Guide to Surgery Residencies: This popular guide to general surgery residency programs and the residency application process is an essential reference for both faculty advisors and medical students seeking postgraduate training in surgery. Unfortunately, it is no longer in print. In 2001, the American College of Surgeons created an online version of the book with the authors' permission. It now encompasses all surgical specialties.

Published by the Association of Women Surgeons and currently in its second edition, the Pocket Mentor is a manual for surgical interns and residents.