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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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ABS Requirements

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) has transitioned to a model of continuous and lifelong learning.

As part of its Continuous Certification Program, the ABS requires ongoing participation in a practice improvement activity—a local, regional, or national outcomes registry or quality assessment program. The Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR) helps fulfill this requirement. 

A goal of the ABS Continuous Certification Program is to promote ongoing practice performance assessment to improve the quality of patient care. The SSR will provide surgeons with information about procedure-specific outcomes in their own practice and will allow them to compare their results with a national database. This feedback will help surgeons identify areas for improvement in their practice.

To get started:

For any questions, please contact the Surgeon Specific Registry team at ssr@facs.org.