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

I'm a General Surgeon. Why Should I Join ACS?

The American College of Surgeons is your professional association

General SurgeryThe College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for general 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 General Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the general surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to general surgery.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Association of Surgery of Trauma
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Surgical Association
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Canadian Association of General Surgeons
  • Central Surgical Association
  • Midwest Surgical Association
  • New England Surgical Society
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Southern Surgical Association
  • Southwestern Surgical Congress
  • Western Surgical Association
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons


There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes over 23,400 general 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.