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

Operation Giving Back

Operation Giving Back (OGB), the volunteerism initiative of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), serves as a comprehensive resource center where you can find information to investigate and participate in surgical volunteer opportunities. OGB provides the necessary tools to facilitate humanitarian outreach among ACS members of all specialties, at all stages of their profession, and with an emphasis on domestic and/or international service. Through a network of high-impact partner organizations, OGB directs you to volunteer opportunities that align with your skills, passions, and beliefs.

Resident Scholarship

Global Health Competencies for Surgeons: Cognitive and System  Skills, a one-day didactic skills course will take place at Clinical Congress 2017 on Saturday, October 21 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. OGB is offering a scholarship for this course to residents. Apply by July 31

  Apply today

Domestic Volunteerism

Dr. Leckman and a patient (promo)

We would like surgeons who provide volunteer services for underserved populations to help us develop a comprehensive database where other surgical colleagues could support your volunteer work.

  Learn more

Servicing and Helping Others

John Mathews, MD, FACS, discusses how Operation Giving Back aligns with surgical service and the opportunity for surgeons to share their skills.

  See available opportunities

Montero Medical Missions

Dr. Paul N. Montero[general surgeon at University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, Col. James Ireland[USA][Ret.] Chair of Health Fair for Veterans 2012-2016, Dr. Juan M. Montero, II

Montero Medical Missions has striven to provide care for veterans in southeastern Virginia, especially through the establishment of their Health Fair for Veterans program. 

  Read about Montero Medical Missions

Women Scholars Program

ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars Program

Current data indicate that there are only 0.5 surgeons for every 100,000 people. Although women make up more than 50 percent of the population, they represent only 7 percent of the surgical work force. To help address this problem, the ACS and the COSECSA have developed the ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars Program to support women in surgical residency.

  Learn more