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Medical Students

Medical student membership in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) signifies a personal commitment to furthering your professional development and a commitment to knowing more about this exciting and challenging profession. The College works continuously to comprehensively address the surgical education needs in surgery for medical students during all four years of medical school, supports educational efforts that facilitate the transition from medical school to residency training, and encourages the involvement of medical students in the educational activities of the ACS.

As an ACS Medical Student member, you will receive access to a wide variety of benefits to enhance your professional experience. Here are some highlights of what ACS membership has to offer you: 

Educational Opportunities

Get Involved


Download the Medical Minutia, a trivia game for medical student members 

Download the SIG resources infographic with more than a dozen ideas for planning fun and educational events with your SIG.

ACS/ASE Medical Student Simulation-Based Surgical Skills Curriculum

ACS Educational Resources for Medical Students 

Watch the video series from the National Tutorial Seminars for Medical Students

We have compiled links of interest that highlight the surgical specialty boards, surgical specialty societies, and other surgical organizations. Take a look at the calendar to learn about local ACS chapter events and CME opportunities.

Surgical Residency 101

Surgical Residency 101

Afif Kulaylat, MD, RAS-ACS Chair, breaks down everything you need to know about entering a surgical residency!

Special Interest Group (SIG) Event Ideas

Looking to reinvigorate your SIG? ACS Medical Students have compiled event ideas. Find out more.

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RAS-ACS Hangouts

Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) host an open-forum call to generate conversation, answer questions, and share personal experiences around a topic.

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National Tutorial Seminars for Medical Students

More than 19 webinars from surgical leaders discussing foundational principles of surgery and are targeted for students in their core surgical clerkships.

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