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


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) currently publishes more than 100 titles on a wide variety of topics—from cancer to advocacy and health policy. The College’s publications reflect the diversity of clinical and topical issues facing today’s practicing surgeon, and this online catalog is continually updated to help Fellows and Associate Fellows keep abreast of the latest developments in many important areas.

Please note that all ACS position statements are currently published online and appear concurrently in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons shortly after they are approved by the Board of Regents.

ACS Primers

ACS Primers and Compendiums

The ACS has developed primers to prepare and inform our members on a number of topics, including: medical liability, how to be an advocate, payment models, and more. In addition, we compiled Hartford Consensus reports previously published in JACS and the Bulletin.

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Our Latest Issue

Alexa Canady

In the February cover story, Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, describes her career path as the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the U.S., outlines the benefits of peer support for the success of minority physicians, and highlights the importance of retirement planning to avoid surgeon burnout.

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Learn about JACS

Journal of the American College of Surgeons

The Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) is the official scientific publication of the ACS. JACS is a monthly peer-reviewed journal publishing original contributions on all aspects of surgery. These contributions include original scientific articles, collective reviews, experimental investigations with clear clinical relevance, and a surgeon-at-work section (online only). JACS is a membership benefit for all active ACS members.

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