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

Member Benefits

The American College of Surgeons' (ACS) top priority is providing value for you, our members. Membership in the ACS affords you a wide range of benefits:

  • Advocacy work for you and your patients at both the federal and state levels
  • A major visibility program to enhance your public image, underscoring why surgeons are an essential and integral part of this country’s health care delivery system
  • Robust research data and programs focused on outcomes and other quality issues
  • Monthly periodicals and freestanding publications
  • Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Educational programs to help you stay up to date and ahead of the curve while meeting your continuing medical education requirements
  • Active committees for all members including young surgeons, surgical residents, and medical students
  • Insurance products, and many other benefits

ACS membership benefits are extended to surgeon members, those pursuing a surgical career, and those involved with the surgical team.Please select a membership category from the menu to learn more about the member benefits and how to apply to become a member.

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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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Featured Benefit

Selected Readings in General Surgery

Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS), a critical review of organ- and disease-specific literature, aims to foster lifelong learning and improve patient outcomes. To accomplish this goal, we review hundreds of articles and place them in the context of the day-to-day clinical practice of general surgeons. Specialties like pediatrics, trauma, critical care, and vascular surgery are also covered. In certain formats, cited articles are reprinted for further study. Practicing surgeons can earn CME credit for completing the self-assessment test in each edition. Annual print, online, and print-plus-online subscriptions are available to ACS members at a discounted price.

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