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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
Member Benefits

Surgical Specialties

Are you a vascular surgeon? Or a cardiothoracic surgeon? Or a neurological surgeon? No matter your specialty, the ACS is your professional organization. More than 34,000 of the College’s 65,000 Fellows represent a specialty other than general surgery.

The ACS is the strongest voice for all surgeons and can advocate for positions and issues that affect and benefit surgeons of all specialties. The ACS leads the way in programs to support optimal patient care, surgical research, health policy, continuing education, and networking opportunities, and has so much to offer surgeons of all specialties at any point in their careers.

Select your specialty below for info on how ACS membership can benefit you, and when you're ready, start your application for domestic fellowship, international fellowship, associate fellowship, or resident membership.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

The College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for cardiothoracic surgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, see this flyer.)

The Advisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the cardiothoracic surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to cardiothoracic surgery.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • ACS Board of Governors      
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • Thoracic Surgery Directors Association
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association

There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes over 3,100 cardiothoracic surgeons. Join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

Colorectal Surgery

The College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for colorectal surgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, see this flyer.)

The Advisory Council for Colon and Rectal Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the colon and rectal surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to colon and rectal surgery.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Association of Program Directors for Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • ACS Board of Governors

There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes more than 1,300 colorectal surgeons. Join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

General Surgery

The College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for general surgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, see this flyer.)

The Advisory Council for General Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the general surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to general surgery.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Association of Surgery of Trauma
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Surgical Association
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Canadian Association of General Surgeons
  • Central Surgical Association
  • Midwest Surgical Association
  • New England Surgical Society
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Southern Surgical Association
  • Southwestern Surgical Congress
  • Western Surgical Association
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes over 23,400 general surgeons. Join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

Neurological Surgery

The College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for neurosurgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, see this flyer.)

The Advisory Council for Neurological Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the neurological surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to neurosurgery.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • ACS Board of Governors
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • Canadian Neurosurgical Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Council of State Neurosurgical Societies
  • Neurosurgical Society of America
  • Society of Neurosurgical Society
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society

There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes over 1,500 neurosurgeons. Join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

The College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for obstetrician gynecologists. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, see this flyer.)

The Advisory Council for Gynecology and Obstetrics serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the gynecology and obstetric surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to gynecology and obstetrics.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • ACS Board of Governors
  • American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society
  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology

There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes over 1,100 obstetrician gynecologists. Join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

Ophthalmic Surgery

The College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for ophthalmic surgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, see this flyer.)

The Advisory Council for Ophthalmic Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the ophthalmic surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to ophthalmic surgery.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • ACS Board of Governors
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • American Ophthalmological Society
  • Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology

There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes over 2,100 ophthalmic surgeons. Join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

Orthopaedic Surgery

The College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for orthopaedic surgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, see this flyer).

The Advisory Council for Orthopaedic Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the orthopaedic surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to ophthalmic surgery.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • ACS Board of Governors
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes over 1,600 orthopaedic surgeons. Join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

The College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for otolaryngologists. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, see this flyer.)

The Advisory Council for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the otolaryngology societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to otolaryngology.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • ACS Board of Governors
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • American Head and Neck Society
  • American Otological Society
  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Bronchoesophagological Association
  • American Laryngological Association
  • American Rhinologic Society
  • Society of University Otolaryngologists
  • Triological Society

There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes over 3,800 otolaryngologists. Join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

Pediatric Surgery

The College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for pediatric surgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, see this flyer.)

The Advisory Council for Pediatric Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the pediatric surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to pediatric surgery.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Surgery
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • ACS Board of Governors
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • Association of Pediatric Surgery Training Program Directors
  • Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery

The College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for plastic surgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, see this flyer.)

The Advisory Council for Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the plastic surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to ophthalmic surgery.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • ACS Board of Governors
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Foundation
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
Rural Surgery

The College’s top priority is providing value for its members.  Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for rural surgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, see this flyer.)

The Advisory Council for Rural Surgery was established in 2012 and consists of representatives from the Board of Governors, the Advisory Council for General Surgery’s Committee on Rural Surgery, Regents, and Members-at-Large. The Advisory Council for Rural Surgery is a committee of the Board of Regents.

The mission of the Advisory Council for Rural Surgery is to identify, investigate, and rectify the challenges of rural surgical practice. Development of broad-based training rural residency tracks as well as support for rural surgeons including recruitment, retention, mentoring, and post-residency education are inherent in its endeavor to assure quality surgical care for rural patients. All efforts of the council reflect the ACS’ commitment to assure quality surgical care for potentially 60 million rural patients.

There is strength in numbers, so join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

Urology

The College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for urologists. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, see this flyer.)

The Advisory Council for Urology serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the urology societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to urology.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Board of Urology
  • American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • ACS Board of Governors
  • American Urological Association
  • Society for Pediatric Urology
  • Society of University Urologists

There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes over 3,400 urologists. Join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

Vascular Surgery

The College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for vascular surgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, see this flyer.)

The Advisory Council for Vascular Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the vascular surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to vascular surgery.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Board of Surgery
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • ACS Board of Governors
  • American Venous Forum
  • Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery
  • Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  • Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society

There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes over 2,000 vascular surgeons. Join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.