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).

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.

International Community

The College’s International Surgery Community offers an opportunity for members around the world to discuss their cases and surgical issues of importance to them and their home country or region. Join the discussion by visiting the International Surgery Community in the ACS Communities.

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The Value of a Mentor and Role Model

Mentorship is an obligation of all surgeons to share their experience and knowledge with younger surgeons.

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Save the date for these upcoming ACS International Chapter Meetings.

Israel Chapter, October 20–21, Tel Aviv
Contact Mordechai Gutman

Italy Chapter, October 21–24, Milan
Contact Giuseppe Nigri or visit

Become a Member

Jamal J. Hoballah, MD, FACS, Chair of the College's International Relations Committee speaks on the value of International Fellowship in the College.