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


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) currently publishes more than 100 titles on a wide variety of topics—from cancer to advocacy and health policy. The College’s publications reflect the diversity of clinical and topical issues facing today’s practicing surgeon, and this online catalog is continually updated to help Fellows and Associate Fellows keep abreast of the latest developments in many important areas.

Please note that all ACS position statements are currently published online and appear concurrently in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons shortly after they are approved by the Board of Regents.

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Optimal Resources for Surgical Education and Training, the “Gold Book,” is the definitive guide to training surgeons of the future. This manual serves as an authoritative reference for surgical education leaders, as well as a roadmap for residency training programs to ensure educational excellence in the training of surgery residents of all specialties

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Black Surgeons and Surgery in America presents the history of the issues that shape the current debate on racial disparities in surgical care. In each era, up to the present day, there are heroes who dedicated themselves to the cause of racial equity in surgical care. Available for download and purchase.

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Transition to Digital

Coinciding with the transition to its new publisher, Wolters Kluwer, the Journal of the American College of Surgeons will become an online-only publication starting with the January 2022 issue to best serve the evolving needs of members and to reduce its climate footprint.

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