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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. Disturbing opinion article in the Washington Post (General Surgery)
  2. Fishbone (General Surgery)
  3. Mesh placement, chronic UTIs (General Surgery)
  4. Theoretical question (General Surgery)
  5. Journal club (ACS Journal Club)
  6. Why are we dumbing down our language? (General Surgery)
  7. Time to debunk the salary shaming (General Surgery)
  8. Surgeons as moms (Women Surgeons)
  9. Choledochoduodenostomy (Gastrointestinal Surgery)
  10. Poole sucker devices (History of 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