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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
Membership

Associate Fellows

Applications accepted year-round.

 Submit your online application

Joining the College as an early career surgeon signifies a personal commitment to furthering your professional development and conducting your career with the highest set of professional standards. The ACS is here to meet your needs, support you as an Associate Fellow, and lead you on your path to ACS Fellowship.

Joining as an Associate Fellow provides you with more than $1,000 in savings on these primary benefits of membership:

  • Access to the Journal of the American College of SurgeonsRAS E-News, and other publications.
  • Deep discounts on educational products and courses to support lifelong learning.
  • Opportunities for engagement at the annual Clinical Congress, Leadership & Advocacy Summit, and Quality & Safety Conference.
  • Leadership and networking opportunities through the Resident and Associate Society (RAS).
  • Resources to support your patients and your practice.
  • Advocacy that supports the interests of surgeons.
  • Members-only discount programs.

To learn more about these and other benefits, please view our Associate Fellow membership brochure.

Membership Requirements

Applicants for Associate Fellow membership must have graduated from an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school in the United States, Canada, or international country and have completed residency training. They must have a current and unrestricted medical license and applicants who have entered surgical practice must have a current hospital or academic appointment.

Application Process

If your membership has lapsed, and you are in the United States or Canada, you may complete the Associate Fellow Reinstatement Form. If you are outside of the United States and Canada, please contact reinstate@facs.org to request a reinstatement form.

Before you begin your application, have the following information accessible:

  • Verification that you have completed residency and the date you entered surgical practice.
  • Details about your medical license.
  • A copy of your board certificate, or if not yet board certified, the date when you expect to become certified.

For questions or to request your log-in information, contact enroll@facs.org or call 1-800-293-4029.

Fees and Dues

U.S. and Canada
Application Fee: $75
Annual Dues: $300 (due July 1)

International application fees and dues are based on the World Bank income categories for each country.

High- and Upper-Middle-Income Countries
Application Fee: $75
Annual Dues: $150

Low- and Middle-Income countries:
Application Fee: $50
Annual Dues: $75

Low-Income Countries
Application Fee: $25
Annual Dues: $38

The application fee for Residents upgrading to Associate Fellow is FREE for Residents who are current with their ACS membership dues.

If your membership has lapsed, you may complete the Associate Fellow Reinstatement Form.