The application deadline is December 1 for induction in October 2025.
The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon’s name mean that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.
Joining as a Fellow provides you with more than $1,000 in annual savings on these primary benefits of membership:
To learn more about these and other benefits, view the Fellow membership brochure.
Applicants for Fellowship must have been in practice for a minimum of one year and be board certified. International surgeons, please visit the International Fellows page to apply. For more details, review the Fellowship Requirements.
Please note: If you are an internationally trained surgeon practicing in the United States or Canada or an oral maxillofacial surgeon, you must request a waiver BEFORE you apply. Read additional information about Waivers for ACS Fellowship.
Complete the online Application for Fellowship. If you are an existing ACS member or created a log in from a prior purchase, use your log in to access the application. Otherwise you will need to create a log in.
Before you begin your application, have the following information accessible:
Here's an outline of what you need to know when applying for ACS fellowship.
Application Fee: $200
Application fee FREE for Associate Fellows
Annual Dues for US: $720 (due January 31)
Annual Dues for Canada: $512 (due January 31)
If your Fellowship has lapsed and you want to reinstate, contact email@example.com.
Applicants are approved as Initiates in July and become Fellows at the Convocation Ceremony held at the annual Clinical Congress in October. Initiates are charged a $500 fee.
For questions or to request your login information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-293-9623.