The online gateway to all of your American College of Surgeons (ACS) benefits is your online ACS Member Profile.
You can maximize your Web presence by regularly updating your Member Profile. The information is automatically formatted to serve as your personal ACS Web page. You have the option of including a photo, describing your practice, specifying your areas of concentration, and highlighting your training, board certifications, society memberships, and academic and hospital appointments.
You can customize your privacy settings to determine what information remains confidential, is viewable only by other ACS members, or may be viewed by the public through the Find A Surgeon site. On average, more than 10,000 individuals visit the Find A Surgeon page each month. Maintaining a complete profile increases your visibility when patients are searching by specialty, procedure, or location, or are validating your credentials and looking for a second opinion. It also allows colleagues to easily connect with you, as your page can be linked to your practice website and to social media.
You also may use your online Member Profile to link to the ACS Communities that are of interest to you. At present, the ACS has more than 100 members-only Communities. The ACS Communities have multiple layers of security to allow members to freely discuss cases and issues. Visit the ACS Communities to participate in discussions relevant to your specific interests, engage with experts, and share documents, photos, and videos.
Comply with regulatory requirements
Your profile includes a link that allows users to manage and track their continuing medical education (CME) credits. You can track both ACS and non-ACS CME credits, print CME certificates, and transfer your CME credits directly to the American Board of Surgery through the MyCME site.
Members also may access the ACS Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR). The SSR online software application and database allows you to track your cases and outcomes, as well as meet a number of regulatory requirements, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Physician Quality Reporting System mandates and Maintenance of Certification requirements issued by the surgery boards.
Take advantage of ACS programs
From your profile page, you may contact your ACS representatives, including the Board of Governors, your Advisory Council Chair, join your state or local chapter, print your ACS membership ID card, pay your membership dues, and sign up for the wide variety of ACS Insurance Programs and other discount programs. Fellows also may download FACS artwork for use on their website, letterhead, lab coat, and more.
Visit your ACS Member Profile page and make sure you are taking advantage of everything your ACS membership has to offer. You may access your profile page by logging into the facs.org website using your member login information. Once you have logged into the site, select “My Profile” from the menu bar, and then “My Profile Overview.” If you do not know your member login information, you can retrieve it securely through the facs.org login page. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-621-4111 for assistance.