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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:

  1. ACS communities and losing focus (General Surgery)
  2. JACS article on ethical aspects of eroding surgical skills (Military Surgery)
  3. Lap chole clips v/s staplers (General Surgery)
  4. The "doctator": Why are so many tyrants medically qualified? (History of Surgery)
  5. Five Worrisome Trends in Health Care: Medpage (General Surgery)
  6. The reports of the death of private practice have been greatly exaggerated (General Surgery)
  7. Substernal goiter (Endocrine Surgery)
  8. CBD stones (General Surgery)
  9. Lap appy...standard of care? (General Surgery)
  10. Acute appendicitis: nonoperative management (General 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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