Realize the Potential of Your Profession and join the more than 58,000 surgeons in becoming a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Please note: If you are an internationally trained surgeon practicing in the United States or Canada or an oral maxillofacial surgeon, you must request a waiver BEFORE you apply. Read additional information about Waivers for ACS Fellowship.
Here's What You'll Need to Apply
- Your current contact information
- Confirmation that you have completed a minimum of one-year of practice since completion of all formal training
- Information about your medical education, residency, and any surgical training beyond residency
- Details about your medical license
- Certification by an American Surgical Specialty Board which is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or an American Osteopathic Surgical Specialty Board, or an appropriate specialty certification by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
- A current appointment on the surgical staff of a hospital
- The names of five Fellows of the College who can serve as references for you (two from your specialty and three from your geographic area)
- A current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
If you are an existing ACS member or created a log in from a prior purchase, use your log in to access the application. Otherwise you will need to create a log in.
Once You Apply
- You'll become an Associate Fellow member of the College while your application is being processed. More details will be sent once you submit your application.
- The Fellowship application process can take up to one year.
- You will be contacted throughout the application process to:
- Provide any missing information and update you on your application status
- Provide a 12-month list of your surgical cases
- Participate in an interview with a College committee in your local area
For more details, review the Fellowship Requirements.
For questions or to request your log in information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-293-9623
International surgeons, please visit the International Fellows page to apply.
Waivers must be received by November 1 of the given year.
Waivers are required if:
- You are working in the U.S. or Canada but were internationally trained or do not have U.S. board certification.
- You are a dual degree oral and maxillofacial surgeon without board certification.
- You are a single-degree (DDS/DMD) oral and maxillofacial surgeon.