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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.

New International Dues Structure

ACS announced a new dues structure for International Fellows of the College which will take effect in 2016. The World Bank income categories of high, upper middle, low middle, and low were used as a guide to establish the 2016 International dues structure which represents three tiers:

  • Members from high- and upper-middle-income countries will pay $200 in annual dues—a $7 increase over the dues rate all International Fellows have been paying (application fee will be $100)
  • Low-middle-income countries will pay $100 in annual dues (application fee will be $50)
  • Low-income countries will pay $50 in annual dues (application fee will be $25)

Dues statements for International Fellows will go out in October 2015. The new application fees will go into effect on January 1, 2016.

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Featured Member Benefit

TQIP Annual Meeting

The sixth annual Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP®) Scientific Meeting and Training will take place, November 15−17, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. 

This meeting will bring together trauma medical directors, program managers, coordinators, and registrars from participating and prospective TQIP hospitals. The program will begin with a half-day preconference session on the basics of the TQIP program, intended for new TQIP centers, new staff at existing centers, and participants in need of a TQIP refresher. 

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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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ACS Affinity Programs

ACS Launches New Career Center

ACS is proud to announce its new Surgery Career Connection site—the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified surgical talent.  Surgery Career Connection will allow you to upload your anonymous CV, search and apply for the best surgery jobs, and post your jobs directly to the ACS members. 

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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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