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Application Cycle and Deadlines

2022 Application Cycle

Online applications for the Member, Associate Member, and Affiliate Member categories are now being accepted. Please contact to receive information about the next application cycle.

Applicants for the Member and Associate Members categories must be Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). For information on becoming a Fellow, please visit our Become a Member section or contact ACS Member Services at 312-202-5000.

The Affiliate category is intended for non-surgeons who are experts in various disciplines that would positively impact surgical education.



Submission of applications

Applications will be accepted starting on February 1, 2022, and must be submitted online to the American College of Surgeons by 11:59 pm CST on April 29, 2022.

Nominations of a colleague

Beginning February 1, 2022. Must be submitted online to the American College of Surgeons by 11:59 pm CST on April 15, 2022

Submission of letters of reference

(While ACS Division of Education staff will request letters of reference, it is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that all letters are submitted by the deadline.)

Beginning February 1, 2022. The final deadline for online submission of reference letters is May 13, 2022.

Applicants notified

Applicants will be notified at the end of July 2022.

Induction Ceremony of the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators 

(Selected Members, Associate Members, and Affiliate Members must be present at the Induction Ceremony in order to be in the Academy. If there is a scheduling conflict, induction would be delayed until the following year. Those selected must be inducted within three years of their selection date or, if not, they will need to apply to the Academy during the annual application cycle.)

The Academy Induction Ceremony will be held on the evening of Friday, September 30, 2022.