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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.

Call to Action

100 Reasons to Join

We encourage you to help communicate the importance of ACS membership among your colleagues and peers. You can actively share and retweet ACS posts, tweet about your own experiences, post a short video to Facebook about why you became a Fellow, participate in a video interview at the Leadership and Advocacy Summit. There are so many opportunities for you to participate in sharing the importance of ACS membership.

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Featured Benefit


SurgeonsVoice is the American College of Surgeons Professional Association’s nationwide, interactive advocacy program that provides surgeons with the tools to strengthen its impact in Congress and around the country. The resources at allow surgeons to engage and build valuable relationships with lawmakers, advance pro-surgery policy and legislation, and help foster champions for surgery on Capitol Hill. SurgeonsVoice provides you the tools you need to become a surgeon advocate today. As a member, you can take action on key issues, learn about the legislators in their state, become a key contact, share a story, and learn everything you need to know to be a surgeon advocate.

Surgical advocacy on Capitol Hill is the key to promoting the optimal practicing environment and conditions for surgeons. Advocacy for surgeons starts with SurgeonsVoice.

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100 Reasons to Join

Why choose FACS? For 100 years, ACS has been helping surgeons realize the potential of their profession from residency to retirement. Find out how.

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2015 Leadership & Advocacy Summit 

Register for the 2015 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit, April 18–21, in Washington, DC. This dual meeting offers volunteer leaders and advocates educational sessions focused on the tools needed to be an effective leader and an interactive advocacy training and coordinated visits to DC congressional offices.

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