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Medical Students

Medical student membership in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) signifies a personal commitment to furthering your professional development and a commitment to knowing more about this exciting and challenging profession. The College works continuously to comprehensively address the surgical education needs in surgery for medical students during all four years of medical school, supports educational efforts that facilitate the transition from medical school to residency training, and encourages the involvement of medical students in the educational activities of the ACS.

As an ACS Medical Student member, you will receive access to a wide variety of benefits to enhance your professional experience. Here are some highlights of what ACS membership has to offer you: 

Educational Opportunities

Get Involved


We have compiled links of interest that highlight the surgical specialty boards, surgical specialty societies, and other surgical organizations. Take a look at the calendar to learn about local ACS chapter events and CME opportunities.


RAS-ACS Hangouts

Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) host an open-forum call to generate conversation, answer questions, and share personal experiences around a topic.

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Medical Minutiae

This fun education tool is ideal for a surgery interest group game night or ACS Chapters looking to engage students.

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Educational Modules

The ACS Committee on Medical Student Education’s medical student-led Student Resource Task Force has developed modules, with a specific focus on surgery, to address some of the questions that typically arise during medical school.

  Access the modules

Case Reviews

Medical students are encouraged to submit to the ACS Case Reviews in Surgery, an online journal developed by the ACS Division of Education.

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Surgical Residency 101

Surgical Residency 101

Afif Kulaylat, MD, RAS-ACS Chair, breaks down everything you need to know about entering a surgical residency!

SIG Directory

Register your Surgery Interest Group (SIG) to be included in our directory and connect with other SIGs

  Sign up today!