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. 

Apply for Membership

The ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™ is now accepting applications for induction into its next class. The Academy aims to recognize and assemble a cadre of Master Surgeon Educators.

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UPDATE: Ukraine

Through Operation Giving Back, the American College of Surgeons is following the humanitarian crisis currently unfolding in Ukraine.

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Black Surgeons and Surgery in America presents the history of the issues that shape the current debate on racial disparities in surgical care. In each era, up to the present day, there are heroes who dedicated themselves to the cause of racial equity in surgical care. Available for download and purchase.

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Call for Nominations

The 2022 Nominating Committee of the Board of Regents will be selecting a nominee for the position of Secretary. The deadline for submitting nominations is May 31

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New Biography

In Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS: From Rural Boyhood to Distinguished Surgeon, author Gordon L. Telford, MD, FACS, examines Dr. Martin's rural childhood and hypothesizes how his upbringing influenced his accomplishments and made him a great leader. Available for download and purchase.

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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.


ACS Communities

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

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