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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.

Membership Benefits
ACS
Trauma Programs

Site Visit Application

Please note: We are currently accepting site visit applications for the following months:

  • June–August 2023
  • December 2023 and beyond

We are no longer accepting applications for the following:

  • January–May 2023
  • September–November 2023

New centers will be scheduled based on capacity.

Due to the transition to the new version of verification standards outlined in the Optimal Resources for the Care of the Injured Patient, we will pause consultation visits only, for September 2022 through the end of August 2023. Applications for consultations between September 2022 through the end of August 2023 will not be processed.

If you previously sent in a site visit application and received an email confirming receipt of it, you do not need to re-apply. Your center will be contacted when scheduling begins for your requested dates.

As a reminder, trauma centers that received a 1-year verification extension (COVID-19 extension) should submit their application based on the new expiration date.

Applying for a Site Visit

The virtual site visit application is found on the TQP Account Center. Click on the link below to log into the Account Center. If you are a brand-new trauma center, click on the "Join a Program" link to get started.

Level I Trauma Centers, please see the Orthopaedic Trauma Leader (OTL) section about additional documentation needed.

In addition to completing the site visit application, all Level I Trauma Centers must also complete the OTL form and return it to the VRC office with a copy of the OTL's curriculum vitae.

Following Your Application Submission

Access to the online hospital Pre-Review Questionnaire (PRQ) will be provided upon receipt of the application. The PRQ must be marked "complete" 30 calendar days prior to the confirmed visit dates.

We will do our best to schedule your visit according to your preferred start date. If the preferred date is not possible, the VRC office will contact the trauma program manager to find an alternative. Visit dates may be confirmed up to 90 days prior to the dates requested on the application. If you need to change your requested visit dates prior to the visit being confirmed, please contact the VRC office as soon as possible. Change requests will be considered as availability permits.

Cancelation Policy

Site visits canceled or rescheduled within 60 days of the scheduled visit date will forfeit an annual or site visit fee to cover processing and scheduling costs.