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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
Professional Growth and Wellness

Surgeon Well-Being

Resources to foster well-being, resilience, and work-life integration at every stage of your career

Surgeon Well-Being

Vital for Your Success—and Your Patients

Your well-being affects how engaged you feel with your patients, colleagues, and work. You may feel a lack of professional purpose. Feelings of being unempowered are common. You are not alone. The ACS is committed to fostering well-being, resilience, and work-life integration at every stage of your career.

ACS Statements

Statement on Surgeon Well-Being

The ACS recognizes the need to foster well-being, resilience, and work-life integration for all surgeons, regardless of their career stage. Fostering the growth of both the surgical expertise and the person as a whole is paramount.

Statement in Support of the FSMB Policy on Physician Illness and Impairment

In light of the projected shortage of surgeons by 2030, well-being implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, and increasing negative drivers and factors affecting surgeon well-being, the ACS advocates for pathways for physicians who ask for help before serious events and consequences occur, or physicians who are receptive to help when approached by leadership, peers, colleagues, family, friends, and other support systems.

Contact Us

For more information about Surgeon Well-Being or other listed resources, or to recommend additional resources to add to this site, please contact Kathleen McCann at kmccann@facs.org or Jenny Mohan at jmohan@facs.org.