American College of Surgeons
What is the American College of Surgeons?
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. They are an organization dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.
Members of the ACS are referred to as “Fellows.” The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) 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.
For more information, visit www.facs.org