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). The ACS Accredited Education Institutes are helping to improve quality in numerous locations.

Committee Openings

Serving on an ACS Committee is a great opportunity to network with colleagues, expand your professional sphere, and contribute to patient care. Several ACS Committees are currently accepting applications through May 31.

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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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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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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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