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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.

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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.

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Graduating Resident Primer

The American College of Surgeons recognizes that as residents and clinical fellows move from trainees to independently practicing surgeons, there is often a gap in the preparation for the parts of a surgery career that happen outside of the patient-care realm. While training prioritizes preparation for providing optimal patient care, residency and fellowship do not lay the extensive groundwork for handling the business and work-life balance aspects of a surgical career. The ACS has developed numerous resources to help graduating trainees and young surgeons prepare for life and work after training.