American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Congratulations to the 2021 Initiate Class!

Congratulations to the 2020 Initiate Class!

Convocation Ceremony

More than 2,300 Initiates will be inducted as Fellows of the American College of Surgeons at the Convocation Ceremony held during the Clinical Congress.

The 2021 Convocation Ceremony will be held virtually on Sunday, October 24. More details will follow soon.

On behalf of the ACS leadership, we hope you will join your 2021 Initiate class this year in our virtual ceremony as we recognize and honor your achievement! Over 1,100 Initiates participated in the 2020 Convocation ceremony and celebration.

Attendance at the virtual Convocation is not required. Fellowship will be conferred in absentia upon all Initiates who are unable to attend the ceremony. 

The FACS designation may NOT be used after your name in any manner until the Convocation Ceremony has concluded. 

What's Next

Register for Clinical Congress 

Registration information will be sent shortly. 

Pay Your Initiate Fee

Initiates must pay their Initiate Fee by July 31To pay your Initiate fee, log into the College website, select My Profile from the blue navigation bar, and then Profile Overview. You will find a link to pay membership dues on the left side of your profile page.

Log in now 

Update Your Contact Information and Photo

Contact Information: You will receive an email to verify your name and postal address for delivery of your FACS certificate and welcome package. Please respond as soon as possible.  

Photo: To have your photo included in the 2021 Convocation Ceremony, please ensure that your photo is uploaded into your FACS profile by August 1. You are able to update your online profile by logging into the ACS website, clicking on My Profile, and then My Profile Overview. You will see an edit (pencil) icon in each section. 

Update your profile

Contact the Division of Member Services with any questions at or 800-293-9623.