American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

International Surgeons

As of January 2014, nearly 10 percent of our members are International surgeons. We strive to provide the best information regarding surgical practice and patient safety for all practicing surgeons, including those in countries around the world. As an International member, you will enjoy many benefits, including reduced prices on membership dues and meeting fees, plus special designated scholarship programs. A variety of surgical patient information materials are available to you in English and selected versions in other languages (Spanish and Chinese).

New International Dues Structure

A new dues structure for International Fellows of the College will take effect in 2016. The World Bank income categories of high, upper middle, low middle, and low were used as a guide to establish the international dues rates. Dues statements for International Fellows will go out in November 2015 and new application fees will go into effect on January 1, 2016.

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International Fellowship Pledge Posters

Fellows of the American College of Surgeons may proudly display the ACS Fellowship Pledge poster in their waiting rooms, exam rooms, and offices. The poster lets your patients know your commitment to improving the care of surgical patients and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical environment.   

In addition to English, the Fellowship Pledge Poster is now available for download in seven languages:  Arabic, Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. The College had the poster professionally translated and then reviewed by Fellows.

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Fellowship Deadline

Fellowship deadline

The final day to apply for initiation into International Fellowship in October 2016 is December 31, 2015. Review the details of International Fellowship and application materials on our website.

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One Surgeon's Journey

Follow Dr. Alberto R. Ferreres’ journey from International Guest Scholar to Honorary Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as he discusses the benefits for international surgeons of being an FACS.