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Member Communities

Member Communities

ACS Communities is the members-only, online community of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This networking tool provides an environment in which ACS members can not only connect, engage, and share information and best practices in real time, but can also ask advice, share experiences, exchange resources, and build professional relationships. Unlike traditional professional networks such as LinkedIn, ACS Communities' private forums are protected by multiple security levels that give members of the College the place they need to discuss the things that matter most to them in a way that does not jeopardize the privacy of their patients. In addition, new features will be added in the coming months to make ACS Communities even more collaborative.

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Top Discussion Threads

ACS members are talking about the things that matter to them. Here are the latest top discussion threads in ACS Communities (all are from the General Surgery community except where indicated):

  1. Pilonidal wound disruption: surgeon error vs. patient factor
  2. Is it acceptable to make an enterotomy to suction-decompress small bowel?
  3. ACS led coalition letter regarding MedPAC and primary care
  4. Return to the OR
  5. "Is there any surgery that you don't enjoy doing?"
  6. Primary surgeon
  7. When do you have a chaperone in the room?
  8. Pharyngostomy tube
  9. Books for a 13-year-old future surgeon (Women Surgeons)
  10. Savi Scout Device (Breast Surgery)

To join communities, log in to ACS Communities, go to “Browse All Communities” near the top of any page, and click the blue “Join” button next to the community you’d like to join. If you have any questions, please send them to

ACS Communities

ACS Member Communities

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