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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
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Incoming Residents Encouraged to Reap the Rewards of ACS Membership

May 1, 2022

Joining the College as a resident 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 professional standards.

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) proudly welcomed 1,619 medical and osteopathic school graduating seniors who made the match with surgery (categorical) residency programs and the 632 MDs and DOs who matched in surgery (postgraduate year one only) earlier this spring. ACS Executive Director Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, posted a video message congratulating the newly matched residents as they take their next step on the path to becoming surgeons and encouraging them to become Resident Members of the College. Watch the video at bit.ly/3Jy0JC9.

In addition, 240 students matched in neurosurgery, 875 in orthopaedic surgery, 47 in thoracic surgery, and 84 in vascular surgery. The National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) announced the match numbers March 18. Additional data will be published this month in the NRMP’s 2022 Main Residency Match Results and Data Book.

Benefits of Resident Membership

Joining the College as a resident 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 professional standards. The ACS is here to support you on your path to ACS Fellowship. Resident Members are eligible for a number of benefits:

  • Access to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and other publications, including the RAS [Resident and Associate Society] E-News
  • 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, Quality and Safety Conference, and local chapter meetings
  • Leadership and networking opportunities through the RAS
  • Access to members-only discount programs

To learn more about these and other benefits, view the Resident Membership brochure at bit.ly/38zuEx7.

Apply ASAP

Resident membership is available to surgical residents who have completed allopathic or osteopathic medical school and are enrolled in an accredited training program focused on one of the 13 surgical specialties, as well as individuals who have completed an initial residency and are 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.  

Complete the online application for Resident Membership at bit.ly/3rg5B8S. If you are an existing member or created a login from a previous purchase, use your login to access the application. Otherwise, you will need to create a login.

Before beginning your application, have the following information accessible:

  • Information about your medical education
  • Verification that you are in residency training, fellowship training, or research (visit bit.ly/37FA8pS)
  • 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.