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. 

From the Executive Director

Dr. Patricia L. Turner smiling

Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, formally assumed the role of ACS Executive Director on January 1. Watch Dr. Turner discuss her career journey, as well as her commitment to working with and for ACS Fellows for the betterment of the House of Surgery.

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Access and Claim Today

Sessions from the virtual 2021 TQIP Annual Conference are available on demand. The deadline to claim CME and CE credit or Certificate of Attendance is February 17, 2022. Haven't registered yet? You still can and gain immediate access!

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Available On Demand

Login to the Clinical Congress virtual platform with your registration ID and last name to watch on-demand sessions and claim CME credits. Make sure to claim your CME credits by February 1, 2022. Haven't registered yet? Register today and gain access to the platform immediately!

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Call for Nominations

The ACS 2022 Nominating Committee of the Fellows and the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors will be selecting nominees for leadership positions in the College. Nominations are due by February 18, 2022.

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Fireside Chat with Dr. Brennan

Register for our next chat on February 17 with Professor Sir Murray Brennan, GNZM, MD, FACS, MAMSE. As an internationally renowned oncology surgeon, with a lifetime of accomplishments, Dr. Brennan has much to share about his life and career during this Fireside Chat.


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.


ACS Communities

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

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