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).

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.

  Review ACS Fees and Dues

International Chapters

The following international chapters of the ACS will be meeting in April and May:

  • Israel Chapter
  • Japan Chapter
  • Egypt Chapter
  • Jordan Chapter
  • Chile Chapter
  • Turkey Chapter

Make sure to check the Chapter Meetings Schedule for dates, location, and more information.

  View chapter schedule

ACS Programs for International Surgeons

2015 International Guest Scholar Dr Rodas comments on the benefits of International Fellowship and the College's array of international scholarship opportunities.

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.

Download your copy

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.