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. 

How to Access

The Clinical Congress virtual platform is now open. Login with your registration ID and last name to start exploring the platform and enjoying all that Clinical Congress has to offer!

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Clinical Congress News

Don’t miss the latest news from virtual Clinical Congress 2021 at Read live coverage of virtual presentations, find previews of upcoming sessions, and catch up on program highlights.

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To Heal All With Skill and Trust

Building on our 100-year foundation of leadership, the ACS is launching an effort to renew our promise to patients and our communities. We will celebrate the roots and fundamental ethos of surgery, salute and reignite our dedication and purpose, and rededicate ourselves to the leadership role we must play, all while honoring a surgeon’s value to the patients and communities we serve.


Annual Business Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 27 at 5:00 pm CDT. All Fellows may attend. The meeting will be held on Zoom, so make sure to check your inbox for access details.

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New President Installed

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, MAMSE, was installed as the 2021−2022 ACS President, on Sunday, October 24, during the 2021 Convocation ceremony. Learn more about Dr. Freischlag and #SurgeonsSowingHope, the theme for her ACS presidency. 

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Honor Your Mentor

The Future Trauma Leaders gives young surgeons the opportunity to get involved with the COT early in their career and form lifelong relationships with mentors. Honor your mentor for National Mentoring Day on October 27 by donating to the FTL100. 

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ACS Communities

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