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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

Resident Members

Applications are accepted year-round

Joining the College as a Resident Member represents an important milestone in your surgical career, and signifies your personal commitment to furthering your professional development and conducting your surgical career with the highest set of professional standards. The ACS is here to support you on your path to ACS Fellowship.

  • Access to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and other publications including the RAS E-News.
  • Deep discounts on educational products to guide your career in surgery including the Surgery Resident Program at the annual Clinical Congress.
  • Opportunities for engagement at the annual Clinical Congress, Leadership & Advocacy Summit, local Chapter meetings, and Quality & Safety Conference.
  • Leadership and networking opportunities through the Resident and Associate Society (RAS).
  • Access to members-only discount programs.

To learn more about these and other benefits, please view the Resident Membership brochure.

Membership Requirements

Resident membership is available to surgical residents who have completed allopathic or osteopathic medical school and are currently enrolled in an accredited training program focused on one of the 13 surgical specialties, as well as those who have completed an initial residency and are currently involved in surgical research or a surgical fellowship. Residents in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program who are single-degree (DDS/DMD) are not eligible for ACS Resident membership, but may apply for Affiliate membership.

Fees and Dues

Application Fee: $20
Interns and PGY1s apply for FREE

Annual Dues: $0

Application fee is FREE for Medical Students upgrading to Resident membership.

If your membership has lapsed, you may complete the Resident Member Reinstatement Form.

Application Process

Complete the online application for Resident Membership. If you are an existing 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:

  • Information about your medical education.
  • Verification that you are currently in residency training, fellowship training, or research.
  • Information about your graduate degree (other than your MD).

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

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

Information for Residency Program Coordinators