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Member Services

Membership in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is an integral part of your profession. Whether you're still in training, or at the peak of your career, our top priority is providing value for you, our members—at every step. The College provides value to you every day: a subscription to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and the Bulletin, access to the members-only content of the ACS website, educational offerings to suit your practice, opportunities to affect change, and strong advocates working diligently on your behalf.

Apply for Fellowship

As a surgeon and active member of the surgical community, you are committed to pursuing professional excellence. ACS Fellowship is conferred upon only those surgeons whose professional activity is dedicated to practicing surgery and who uncompromisingly agree to practice according to the College’s professional and ethical standards. Associate Fellow membership introduced you to everything ACS offers. The deadline to apply for induction in October 2016 is December 31.

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2015 Initiate Information

Congratulations to the 2015 Initiate class! Looking for information on the next steps and details about the Convocation Ceremony? Visit our 2015 Initiate Information page to find up-to-date information, schedules, and more.

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Featured Benefit

The Surgical Risk Calculator is a Web-based, decision-support tool to estimate patient-specific risks of complications for over 1,500 surgical procedures across multiple specialties. It estimates the potential risks for mortality and comorbidities, including length of hospital stay. This tool can be an effective resource for improving shared decision making and informed consent. The Surgical Risk Calculator was developed using ACS NSQIP data and now contains information from over 2.3 million ACS NSQIP cases. 

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7 Things About Surgeons

7 Remarkable Things You May Not Know About Surgeons

Did you know surgeons created the trauma system, and were the first to raise awareness about cancer? They’ve practiced everywhere from Antarctica to space. Fellows of the American College of Surgeons have spearheaded many of the nation’s most significant health advances, from minimally invasive techniques to cancer care to hospital quality.

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ACS Affinity Programs

The ACS has offered The Doctors Company's medical liability insurance program as a member benefit since 2002. The Doctors Company is fiercely committed to defending, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. Backed by the financial strength of $4.3 billion in assets and a membership of 75,000 physicians nationwide, ACS members receive a unique combination of coverage features, aggressive claims defense, unrivaled protection, and tangible economic benefits.
For more information, log in and access ACS Discount Programs under Member Benefits, or visit, call 800-352-0320, or e-mail

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