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I'm a Rural Surgeon. Why Should I Join ACS?

The American College of Surgeons is your professional association

Rural SurgeryThe College’s top priority is providing value for its members.  Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for rural surgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, click on the flyer to the right.)

The Advisory Council for Rural Surgery  was established in 2012 and consists of representatives from the Board of Governors, the Advisory Council for General Surgery’s Committee on Rural Surgery, Regents, and Members-at-Large. The Advisory Council for Rural Surgery is a committee of the Board of Regents.

The mission of the Advisory Council for Rural Surgery is to identify, investigate, and rectify the challenges of rural surgical practice. Development of broad-based training rural residency tracks as well as support for rural surgeons including recruitment, retention, mentoring, and post-residency education are inherent in its endeavor to assure quality surgical care for rural patients. All efforts of the council reflect the ACS’ commitment to assure quality surgical care for potentially 60 million rural patients.

 

There is strength in numbers, so join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

Select a Membership Category to start your application today.

Fellows
Application deadline is December 1.

International Fellows
Application deadline is December 1.

Associate

Residents

The Calling of Rural Surgery

The Calling of Rural Surgery focuses on the need and reward to be found in the field by rural surgeons. The goal of the documentary is not just to recruit surgeons to practice in the rural and underserved areas in the U.S., but to return the due respect to those surgeons answering this call. Produced by Meredith Corrado of Mexico, MO, the video features several ACS Fellows, members of the Advisory Council for Rural Surgery, past ACS Governors, and a past ACS Vice-President.

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