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

Member Benefits

Value of ACS Membership


The top priority of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is to provide value to 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 that provide lifelong learning and 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
  • And more...

ACS membership benefits are extended to surgeon members representing all specialties, those pursuing a surgical career, and those involved with the surgical team. Please select a membership category or surgical specialty to learn more about the distinct member benefits and how to apply to become a member.

Member Categories


International Fellows

Associate Fellows

Resident Members

Medical Students

Affiliate Members


What Is Your Surgical Specialty?

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

General Surgery

Neurological Surgery

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ophthalmic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery

Rural Surgery


Vascular Surgery


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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