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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.

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. Complete and return the registration form to Hanna Lakew at

  Sign up today!

Surgeon Scientist Series

Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, FACS, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, discusses her opportunity to follow through on a breast cancer clinical trial, why she enjoys the variety of being a surgeon-scientist, and what she believes are important qualities in a mentor.

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