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

Member Services

Membership in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is an integral part of your profession. Whether you're still in training, or at the peak of your career, our top priority is providing value for you, our members—at every step.

Quality Programs

Improving the quality of surgical care leads to greater access for patients, fewer complications and better outcomes, thus lowering the cost of care. Our quality improvement programs have improved quality in trauma and cancer care, bariatric surgery, and in overall surgical care.


Educating and training surgeons remains integral across the entire spectrum of College activities. Rely on the ACS to be your premier source for surgical education and take advantage of a wide variety of resources appropriate for your learning needs.


ACS advocacy activities at the federal and state level represent the interests of you, the practicing surgeon, and your patients.  We encourage all surgeons to get involved in advocacy matters. Take action. Protect your patients and your profession. 

Register Today!

Registration is open for the virtual 2021 TQIP Annual Conference, November 15–17. The past year and a half has been a time of change for us all, and we look forward to providing a range of content for everyone in the trauma community with an emphasis on our conference theme of change management.

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Digital Book Available

Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery (EBDS) helps you improve surgical quality through quick, easy-to-follow modules that make guideline-based practices less cumbersome. EBDS is now available as a convenient digital book. Get your copy today!

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New RISE Article

In “Reviewing Qualitative Research in Surgical Education Literature,” the authors outline how reviewing qualitative education research requires a specific approach to understanding and interpreting data.

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Joint Statement

With COVID-19 case counts rising amid the spread of the Delta variant, the ACS joined more than 50 health care professional societies and organizations in a call for all health care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 

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Pain Management Learning

This online program has been developed by a multidisciplinary team of experts that has included general surgeons, critical care specialists, anesthesiologists, gynecologists, pain specialists, palliative care physicians, and pharmacists.

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Promoting DEI & Anti-Racism

Leaders from surgical organizations came together to for the Promoting DEI & Anti-Racism: Professional Surgical Society Retreat on June 23. This retreat convened the House of Surgery, and included an address from Professor Ibram X. Kendi and a discussion with Professor Wayne A. I. Frederick. Log in with your ACS username to view videos from the event. 

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ACS Communities

Ask or answer questions with your colleagues in the ACS Member Communities.

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