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

International Surgeons

The College's international membership is growing. 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). ACS members are encouraged to participate in the online communities. The ACS Accredited Education Institutes are helping to improve quality in numerous locations.

Dr. Pon Fund


The Dr. Pon International Chapter Opportunity is now available for 2018. This special program assists the College's international chapters in presenting an original surgical education course. Past recipient chapters include Brazil, Greece, and Lebanon. All proposals are due by January 15, 2018.

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Become a Fellow

Dr Marcelo Ribeiro, Jr. of Brazil comments on the value of realizing the potential of his profession as an International Fellow of the ACS. Download our membership brochure.

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International 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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Chapter Events

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Resources for Patients

Surgical Patient Education Program

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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