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International Surgeons

Connecting a global network of more than 82,000 members, international surgeons comprise nearly 10 percent of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) membership. The ACS is the strongest voice for surgeons of all specialties and has been at the forefront of providing quality support for surgeons since 1913. Scholarship programs, reduced membership dues and Clinical Congress registration fees, and educational resources for professional development are among the many benefits available to international members. Patient resources are also available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Becoming a Fellow

ACS Division of Member Services Director Patricia Turner, MD, FACS, talks about the ACS Fellow application process for surgeons outside of the United States and Canada.

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ACS Scholarships

The College supports a variety of different scholarships that enable international surgeons to attend a variety of our educational offerings, including our annual Clinical Congress.

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International Chapter Events

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ACS Communities

International Fellows are encouraged to participate in the ACS Communities—the members-only, online community of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The ACS Communities provides an environment in which ACS members can not only connect, engage, and share information and best practices in real time, but can also ask advice, share experiences, exchange resources, and build professional relationships.

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Resources for Patients

Did you now that some patient information materials are available in languages other than English? The ACS Surgical Patient Education Program provides brochures to help your patients become better informed about an operation.

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International Members

Kazumi Kawase, MD, FACS: “I attended Clinical Congress as a resident—I was so impressed. I realized how important it is to maintain the high standard of care and the value of joining the ACS.”