American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

I'm a Colorectal Surgeon. Why Should I Join the ACS?

The American College of Surgeons is your professional association

Colorectal Surgery flyerThe College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for colorectal surgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, click on the flyer to the right.)

The Advisory Council for Colon and Rectal Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the colon and rectal surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to colon and rectal surgery.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Association of Program Directors for Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • ACS Board of Governors


There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes more than 1,300 colorectal surgeons. Join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

Select a Membership Category to start your application today.

Application deadline is December 1.

International Fellows
Application deadline is December 1.

Associate Fellows