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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

Patient Education Resources

The ACS continues to expand our patient education resources. Our updated Quit Smoking Before Surgery guides surgeons in counseling patients as well as coding for reimbursement. Your Lung Operation guides the lung cancer patient through preop prep, staging, clinical trials, postop recovery, and a survivorship plan. The new colectomy brochure meets all of the ACS informed consent and patient safety guidelines with procedure images and home care instruction. Our skill programs highlight ostomy, central line, and feeding tube discharge education. Take advantage of these resources today!

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

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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