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Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your 鶹ýmember benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your 鶹ýcolleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your 鶹ýmember benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your 鶹ýcolleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
Membership

International Fellows

Annual application deadline is December 1 for induction in October of the following year.

Join more than 6,500 surgeons from more than 130 countries around the world and become an International Fellow of the 鶹ý (ACS). The 鶹ýstrives to provide the best information and education on current surgical practice, patient safety, and quality. It has a network of more than 40 international chapters to support your surgical needs locally.

The letters F鶹ý(Fellow, 鶹ý) after a surgeon’s name mean that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.

In addition to the distinction of the F鶹ýdesignation, International Fellows enjoy more than $500 in annual savings on these primary benefits of membership.

  • Access to theJournal of the 鶹ýand other publications.
  • Deep discounts on educational products and courses to support lifelong learning.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • Opportunities for engagement at the annual Clinical Congress, through your 鶹ýChapter, and through the online 鶹ýCommunities.
  • Resources to support your patients.

To learn more about these and other benefits, please view theInternational Fellow Membership brochure.

Membership Requirements

Applicants for Fellowship must have been in an independent practice for a minimum of three-years (on or before December 1, 2020) and be board certified in your country. Canadian surgeons, please visit theFellows pageto apply.For more details, review the Fellowship Requirements. (These requirements are also available in Spanish.)

Application Process

Complete thefor Fellowship inEnglish.If you are an existing 鶹ýmember or created a log in from a prior purchase, use your log in to access the application. Otherwise you will need to create a log in.

Before you beginyour application have the following information accessible:

  • Information on your medical education, residency, and any surgical training beyond residency.
  • Documentation of your medical license (inEnglish).
  • Documentation of your current surgical specialty board certification in your country (inEnglish).
  • The names of three Fellows of the College who can serve as references for you. Use the鶹ýFind a Surgeon tool for a list of 鶹ýFellows. To ensure a smooth application process, it is highly recommended you obtain verbal assurance from these individuals of their willingness to support you before submitting their names.
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (PDF inEnglish).

Once You Apply

  • You'll become anAssociate Fellowof the College while your application is being processed.(You cannot use the F鶹ýdesignation in this category.)More details will be sent once you submit your application.
  • The Fellowship application process can takeup to one year.
  • You will be contacted throughout the application process to:
    • Provide any missing information and to update you on your application status.
    • Participate in an interview by teams composed of either officers from your local 鶹ýChapter, your local 鶹ýGovernor, or appointees of the 鶹ýInternational Relations Committee. Interviews are conducted in English. Please note.You cannot proceed to the interview stage if any documentation requested is outstanding and we have not received responses from your references.

Applicants are approved as Initiates in July and become Fellows at the Convocation Ceremony held at the annual Clinical Congress in October.

Initiates are charged an Initiate fee, based upon the World Bank income categories for each country.

For questions or to request your log in information, contactfacsapplications@facs.orgor call 1-800-293-9623.

2024 Fees and Dues

2024 application fees and dues are based on the for each country.

High- and Upper-Middle-Income Countries
Application Fee: $100
Annual Dues: $245

Low- and Lower-Middle-Income countries:
Application Fee: $50
Annual Dues: $122

Low-Income Countries
Application Fee: $25
Annual Dues: $61

Application feefor Associate Fellows

If your Fellowship has lapsed and you want to reinstate, contactdues@facs.org.

Regulations Pertaining to Fellowship Dues and Fees