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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.

Membership Benefits
ACS
Education

The Academy Is Where You Belong

Join us to lead the way in surgical education

2023 Application Cycle

Online applications for the Member, Associate Member, and Affiliate Member categories will be accepted beginning February 1, 2023. For more information, and to be placed on the waiting list for 2023, please contact acsacademy@facs.org.

Activities and Deadlines

ACTIVITY

DEADLINE

Submit an application

Applications will be accepted starting on February 1, 2023. Applications must be submitted online to the American College of Surgeons by 11:59 pm (CST) on April 28, 2023.

Nominate a colleague

You may submit the name and contact information of a colleague, for membership in the Academy, beginning February 1, 2023. Nominations must be submitted online to the American College of Surgeons by 11:59 pm (CST) on April 14, 2023.

Submit a letter of reference

Applicants will identify three individuals to write letters of reference on behalf of their application for membership. 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.

Letters of reference may be submitted beginning February 1, 2022. The deadline for online submission of reference letters is May 12, 2023.

Applicants notified

Each applicant will be notified of the decision by the end of July 2023.

Induction Ceremony and Symposium of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Selected Members, Associate Members and Affiliate Members must be present at the Induction Ceremony in order to be inducted into 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.

The Academy Induction Ceremony is being planned as an in-person evening event in Chicago – date to be announced.

The annual Academy Symposium is being planned as an in-person daytime event in Chicago, IL on the same day as the evening Induction Ceremony – date to be announced.

Membership Requirements

Our Academy of Master Surgeon Educators is a unique program, and induction demonstrates the highest achievements of surgical education as evaluated by stringent peer review. Membership is open to Master Surgeon Educators across the surgical specialties.

Applicants for the Member and Associate Member categories must be Fellows of the ACS. The Affiliate category is intended for non-surgeons who are experts in various disciplines that would positively impact surgical education.

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Application Process

Instructions

You can be considered for membership in the Academy two ways:

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

All applicants, regardless of whether they are applying directly or are nominated by a colleague, will need to complete the online application, including selecting which category of membership they seek. There are three categories: Member and Associate Member, which are for FACS surgeons, and Affiliate Member, which is for the non-FACS, non-surgeon. Learn more about the criteria for each membership category.

How to Apply

Learn how to apply for membership in the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.

Review and Selection Process

Once the application is complete, it is initially reviewed by two members of the Steering Committee, one of whom is assigned the role of the primary reviewer. The reviewers are assigned by ACS staff considering geography, institution, and any real or perceived conflicts of interest. Committee members recuse themselves as initial reviewers if there are any conflicts of interest. After assignments are made, each reviewer undertakes a thorough review of each application including the letters of reference, CV, and biosketch. Both reviewers complete the evaluation form based on the standards and criteria, along with their recommendation and present this information to the Steering Committee. The entire Steering Committee is also provided access to all applications for complete data on the applicants. Individual committee members recuse themselves if they or the committee members have any concerns about a real or perceived conflict of interest about any candidate under review. Following the presentations of the primary and secondary reviewers, each candidate is discussed thoroughly and a final decision about selection is made by the Committee as a whole.

Induction of New Members in All Categories

The individuals selected for membership are informed by the ACS staff within 4 weeks after the meeting of the Steering Committee. Selected members must be present at the Induction Ceremony, held in the fall in order to be inducted into the Academy. If there is a scheduling conflict, induction is delayed until the following year. Selected individuals must be inducted within three years of their selection date.

 


 

2022 Dues

United States and Canada

Dues statements are mailed after the Induction Ceremony has taken place. Annual membership dues cover the period of October 1 to September 30 of each year. Dues are subject to change.

Academy Dues 2022-2023

Members: $475
Associate Members: $195
Affiliate Members: $275

Induction Fee1st Year Only

To cover the cost of expenses related to the first year of Academy membership, a one-time Induction Fee will be implemented.

Members: One-time $950, in addition to annual $475 dues
Associate Members: One-time $750, in addition to annual $195 dues
Affiliate Members: One-time $750, in addition to annual $275 dues

International
International dues (excluding Canada) are adjusted according to the World Bank income categories.

Country

Member

Associate Member

Affiliate Member

High & Upper Middle-Income Countries

$325

$136

$192

Lower Middle-Income Countries

$295

$123

$173

Low-Income Countries

$275

$115

$162