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Residents, prepare to take your ACS membershipto the next level



Resident Members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) who are transitioning from training into practice are encouraged to apply for Associate Fellowship.

To apply, you must provide basic information regarding education and training, licensure, board certification, and current hospital and academic affiliations—some of which already exist in your Resident Member record. If you are current with your Resident Membership dues, the ACS will waive the $75 Associate Fellow application fee.

Associate Fellowship is limited to a period of six years to foster progression to the Fellowship level. The ACS encourages Associate Fellows to begin thinking about applying for full Fellowship once they have met the following requirements:

• Certification by an appropriate American Board of Medical Specialties surgical specialty board, an American osteopathic surgical specialty board, or the Royal College of Surgeons in Canada

• One year of surgical practice after the completion of all formal training (including fellowships)

• A current appointment at a primary hospital

To submit the electronic application for Associate Fellowship, go to the ACS website,

You will need to have your ACS members-only website log-in information to access the application. If you do not have your log-in information, please contact staff in the Division of Member Services at 800-293-4029 or via e-mail at for assistance.

Once the application has beenis completed, you will be asked to verify satisfactory completion of a surgical residency program and, if applicable, continued training in a second surgical residency or research or fellowship program.

When the application has been processed, you will receive an e-mail notification with updated membership information.

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