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

Associate Fellows

Become an Associate Fellow Applications accepted year-round.

Submit your online application

Joining the College as an early career surgeon signifies a personal commitment to furthering your professional development and conducting your career with the highest set of professional standards. The ACS is here to meet your needs, support you as an Associate Fellow, and lead you on your path to ACS Fellowship.

Joining as an Associate Fellow provides you with more than $1,000 in savings on these primary benefits of membership:

  • Access to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, RAS E-News, and other publications.
  • Deep discounts on educational products and courses to support lifelong learning.
  • Access patient and practice resources developed to support youOpportunities for engagement at the annual Clinical Congress, Leadership & Advocacy Summit, and Quality & Safety Conference.
  • Leadership and networking opportunities through the Resident and Associate Society (RAS).
  • Resources to support your patients and your practice.
  • Advocacy that supports the interests of surgeons.
  • Members-only discount programs.

To learn more about these and other benefits, please view our Associate Fellow membership brochure.

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Membership Requirements

Applicants for Associate Fellow membership must have graduated from an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school in the United States, Canada, or international country and have completed residency training. They must have a current and unrestricted medical license and applicants who have entered surgical practice must have a current hospital or academic appointment.

Application Process

Complete the online Application for Associate FellowshipIf you are an existing ACS member or created a log in from a prior purchase, use your log in to access the application. Otherwise you will need to create a log in.

Surgeons practicing in Canada, please complete the Domestic Fellow application.

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

  • Verification that you have completed residency and the date you entered surgical practice.
  • Details about your medical license.
  • A copy of your board certificate, or if not yet board certified, the date when you expect to become certified.

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