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

Affiliate Members

Become an Affiliate Member Applications are accepted year-round.

Submit your online application

Join the more than 600 Affiliate members representing clinical staff and allied health professionals working in ACS quality programs and departments of surgery, those who assist surgeons and a part of the operating room team, individuals who participate in research and provide surgical education and training, and those who work for a medical association affiliated with the field of surgery. Membership will expand your knowledge of the surgical profession and help you stay engaged in what’s happening in the field of surgery. ACS Affiliate membership is for you!

  • Online access to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, and other publications.
  • Deep discounts on educational products to guide your career.
  • Affiliate Membership benefitsAccess to patient education resources.
  • Opportunities for engagement at the annual Clinical Congress, at your local Chapter, the Quality & Safety Conference, and through the ACS online Communities.
  • Access to members-only discount programs.

To learn more about these and other benefits, please view the Affiliate Membership brochure.

Membership Requirements

Affiliate membership is available to the surgical team staff, including surgical and physician assistants, registered nurses, office managers, data registrars, medical association personnel, residency program coordinators, non-surgeon physicians, PhDs, and more.

Joining the College is like having a virtual family of a global proportion. It nourishes you with knowledge and experiences. It also gives you the opportunity to share your time and talents, but more importantly, it makes you feel connected wherever you go.

Application Process

Complete the online application for Affiliate Membership. If you created a log in from a prior purchase or Quality program participation, please use your log in to access the application. Otherwise you will need to create a log in.

Before you begin your application, have the following information accessible:

  • Information on your current employment, details about your education, professional license and certification information (if applicable)
  • A reference from a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons will be required to complete your application. (An automated reference request is available in the application for your convenience)

For questions or to request your log-in information, contact or call 1-800-293-4029.

The College provides an educational forum for surgical practitioners to collaborate on improving the delivery of surgical care.