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ACS Chapters

The chapters of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) provide members with an opportunity to improve the quality of surgical care through engagement at the local level. With over 100 chapters around the world, there are several ways that ACS members can get involved.

Local chapters work in conjunction with the College to provide outstanding networking and educational opportunities, along with professional development resources through chapter meetings, conferences, and community outreach. ACS chapters share and support the mission of the College to be “dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.”

ACS chapters also offer a forum for all of our members—from every surgical specialty—to communicate. Through the ACS chapters, members can become actively engaged in legislative advocacy efforts that directly affect the socioeconomic aspects of health care. Chapter membership is open to all members of the College.

Chapter Benefits

Benefits of ACS Chapter Membership

ACS chapters work closely with the College and provide opportunities for members to network with surgical peers, advocate on behalf of surgeons at the state and federal levels, provide educational meetings with CME, all at the local level.

Chapter Networking

Mika Sinanan, MD, FACS

Mika Sinanan, MD, FACS: “Chapters provide a critical network of colleagues who understand our local environment, and involvement engages residents and students academically and as advocates.”

Chapter Events

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