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Bulletin moves online for most readers beginning with January 2017 issue


In light of production costs, American College of Surgeons (ACS) Regents and the leadership of the Board of Governors, Young Fellows Association, and Resident and Associate Society have determined that the College would be best served by transitioning readers of the Bulletin to an online publication, effective with the January 2017 issue. The Bulletin will continue to offer the same array of features, news stories, and columns online, with the added benefit of providing more timely access to the Bulletin.

Members for whom we have an e-mail address will be notified each month when the new issue of the Bulletin becomes available. The e-mail notification will include a link that takes you directly to the Bulletin home page. (If your e-mail address is not on file or you need to update it, do so now via “My Profile” on the ACS website.)

From the Bulletin home page,, you have three options: (1) start reading the current issue right there; (2) click the link on the right-hand side of the page, which will take you to a digital version that looks exactly like the print edition; or (3) download the Bulletin app, which will notify you each month when a new issue is available.

Note that, for a limited time, dues-paying members who do not have access to the Internet or who have a strong preference for print media may opt to continue receiving print copies of the Bulletin. Members who transition to non–dues-paying status will no longer receive the print edition. Dues-paying members (active Fellows, Associate Fellows, and Residents) should have received a notification from the College offering them the print option. If you do not recall receiving this notification e-mail or letter, you may request continuation of your print subscription via e-mail at or by calling 800-621-4111. All requests should be made by December 9, 2016.

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