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


Our primary audience is you, the surgeon. We are here to help you throughout your career with premier educational opportunities, practice management workshops and resources, access to innovative research, guidance on how to advocate for you and your patients, and much more.

As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), you receive exclusive access to a wide variety of “Members Only” benefits. Learn more about becoming a Fellow and all of the benefits you will receive.

Educational Opportunities

We offer a wealth of high-quality educational programs and products for the busy practicing surgeon. Our courses and programs can help build your knowledge base, maintain your certification, and improve your skill set. Our publications, courses, and programs focus on a wide variety of topics, including core surgical knowledge, technical skills and procedures, patient education, trauma care, and more. Check out our education opportunities to find the right program for you.

Get Involved

Do you want to get involved in advocacy and health policy? Stay up to date on our latest federal legislation, regulatory issues, and state advocacy efforts. Are you interested in grassroots advocacy? Are you looking to be a surgeon-advocate for the specialty and your patients? We have resources to get you started and show you how to contact your representatives, set up in-district meetings, and inform others about the College's key initiatives.


We have compiled links of interest for surgeons 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.


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Surgical Excellence

Surgical Excellence

Our ACS Education and Training campaign is being launched this year at Clinical Congress. We know what education means to surgeons and our education and training programs are the cornerstone of excellence; transform possibilities into realities; and instill the joy of lifelong learning.

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