Annual application deadline is December 1 for induction in October of the following year.
Join more than 6,500 surgeons from more than 130 countries around the world and become an International Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The ACS strives to provide the best information and education on current surgical practice, patient safety, and quality. It has a network of more than 40 international chapters to support your surgical needs locally.
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.
In addition to the distinction of the FACS designation, International Fellows enjoy more than $500 in annual savings on these primary benefits of membership.
To learn more about these and other benefits, please view the International Fellow Membership brochure.
Applicants for Fellowship must have been in an independent practice for a minimum of three-years (on or before December 1, 2019) and be board certified in your country. Canadian surgeons, please visit the Fellows page to apply. For more details, review the Fellowship Requirements. (These requirements are also available in Spanish.)
Complete the online application for Fellowship in English. 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:
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 an Initiate fee, based upon the World Bank income categories for each country.
For questions or to request your log in information, contact email@example.com or call 1-800-293-9623.
2023 application fees and dues are based on the World Bank income categories for each country.
High- and Upper-Middle-Income Countries
Application Fee: $100
Annual Dues: $238
Low- and Lower-Middle-Income countries:
Application Fee: $50
Annual Dues: $118
Application Fee: $25
Annual Dues: $59
Application fee FREE for Associate Fellows
If your Fellowship has lapsed and you want to reinstate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.