August 1, 2019
As a surgical resident, you are interested in pursuing educational and professional excellence, both as a surgeon and as a member of the surgical community. Associate Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) provides you with access to the tools, resources, and opportunities you need along the way. This membership category is open only to surgeons devoted to practicing surgery according to the College’s professional and ethical standards, as stated in the Fellowship Pledge and the Statements on Principles—both available on the College’s website.
If you are moving from training into practice this year, apply for Associate Fellowship. The application requests basic information about your education and training, licensure, board certification, and hospital and academic affiliations—some of which already exists in your Resident Member record and will auto-populate within the application. The ACS will waive the Associate Fellow application fee for current Resident Members as well as requirements of documentation of training completion.
Once you become an Associate Fellow, your membership at that level will be limited to a period of six years to foster your progression to the Fellowship level. Therefore, Associate Fellows are encouraged to consider applying for full Fellowship once they are eligible.
For Domestic Fellowship, the requirements are as follows:
For International Fellowship applicants, the requirements are as follows:
Submit an online application for Associate Fellowship. You will need your ACS members-only website log-in information to access the application. If you do not have your log-in information, contact the Member Services staff at 800-293-4029 or via e-mail at email@example.com for assistance.
When your application has been processed, an e-mail notification will be sent to provide updated information about your membership status.
We look forward to your transition from Resident Member to Associate Fellow of the ACS.