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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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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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International Programs

ACS H.O.P.E. collaborates with several international partners on programs such as surgical skills training, research projects, scholarships, and more.

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ACS Surgical Training Collaboratives

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In 2016, ACS leadership—through the Board of Regents—undertook an in-depth assessment of its international activities. Following that assessment, it was decided that the ACS had the opportunity, means, and motivation to collaborate with low-resource countries to strengthen their local surgical capacity. Operation Giving Back (OGB), an ACS program originally developed to help Fellows participate in humanitarian medical missions, shifted to developing more hands-on programming in partnership with other surgical colleges around the world. After a rigorous assessment, it was determined that the College of Surgeons of Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA) would be the first partner. Since 2016, three sites have emerged as surgical education and training collaboratives—one each in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Zambia.

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Looking for volunteer or partnership opportunities? Fill out an interest form and we will get in touch. If you have questions or need assistance, email us at acshope@facs.org.