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

Domestic Volunteerism Spotlight

Operation Giving Back is highlighting domestic volunteerism stories and the great work of ACS Fellows and organizations. We want to share the stories of our volunteers and the impact they've had on their communities. Check back regularly to learn more domestic volunteerism and the read new stories on this important topic.

Health Career Collaborative

The Health Career Collaborative program provides mentorship, engaging health curriculum, and exposure to health careers to high school students from low-income, underrepresented minority communities around the U.S. Medical schools partner with local high schools, and medical students provide the validated program curriculum to high school students.

  Read about Health Career Collaborative

Surgery on Sunday Louisville

Surgery on Sunday Louisville, Inc., (SOSL) is a nonprofit organization based in Louisville, KY, that provides free outpatient surgical and endoscopic care to income-eligible members of the community who are uninsured or underinsured. 

  Read about SOSL

Montero Medical Missions

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

Judeo Christian Health Clinic

The Judeo Christian Health Clinic has grown into an example of what a community can do to help its own.

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Phoenix Indian Medical Center

Peri-Operative Surgical Home (POSH) model improves surgical quality at Phoenix Indian Medical Center.

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Scott Leckman and Health Access Project

Scott Leckman, MD, FACS, shares a story on how domestic volunteerism helped a patient of his.

  Read Dr. Leckman's Story