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Review the 2017 ACS member survey results


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has posted the results of the 2017 Member Survey conducted last summer, to which more than 4,400 ACS Fellows and Associate Fellows responded. An infographic (available at provides an overview of member response rates, along with information on member work settings, overall satisfaction, the value of membership, the likelihood of recommending membership to others, top member benefits by importance and satisfaction, and member experiences with ACS Chapters. The ACS also has posted more detailed survey findings, available at along with descriptions of the actions being taken in response to the results.

The survey results were presented to the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting. In addition, the results were discussed with the ACS Executive Leadership Team and have been used to develop the 2018 ACS strategic plan.

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