American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

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.

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 ACS TQIP Best Practice Guidelines aim to provide recommendations for managing patient populations or injury types with special considerations to trauma care providers. Each guideline is created from evidence-based literature when available and consensus of the TQIP Best Practice group when evidence is lacking.

As part of the Hartford Consensus meetings, the need for an external hemorrhage control program for lay personnel was identified as a priority. These materials were developed in conjunction with the NAEMT.

ACS Insurance Programs

Participate in the ACS Insurance Program.

Since 1952, the ACS has been providing members with a comprehensive program of personal plans designed for the special needs of surgeons and their families.

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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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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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