The South Texas Chapter ACS is an active group of surgeons committed to offering our members valuable benefits at the local level and at all points of their careers.

Member Benefits

Joining the South Texas Chapter as a Fellow will enhance your membership in the ACS. Here are a few benefits:


Opportunities to participate in advocacy activities at the state and federal levels that impact the practicing surgeon and patients. We’ve hosted Texas Advocacy Days at the Capital with the North Texas Chapter since 2014.

In 2019, the South Texas Chapter worked with other organizations to pass Stop the Bleed Legislation. House Bill 496 that will require specified Texas public and charter school personnel to participate in Stop the Bleed training, require the schools to install a bleeding control kit, as well as make available Stop the Bleed trainings for students in seventh grade or higher. The Governor signed the bill on June 15, 2019.

Continuing Education:

Convenient educational meetings and local CME. We host our Annual Meeting each year by rotating between three cities: Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.In 2023 we are co-hosting a Joint Annual Meeting with the North Texas Chapter in Austin, Texas. Texas ACS is scheduled for February 23-25, 2023. For additional information, click here.


Networking opportunities that enable members to build strong professional relationships with surgical peers

Leadership Opportunities:

Leadership opportunities within the chapter council that can translate to future leadership roles within the College.

Types of Membership

Fellow – Must have met all of the requirements and been formally admitted into Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons.

Associate Fellow – Must be recognized by the American College of Surgeons as an Associate Fellow.

Retired –  Must have been granted retired status by the American College of Surgeons.

Resident – Surgical residents and surgeons in research or surgical fellowship programs who meet the American College of Surgeons requirements for participation.

Medical Students – Medical students in accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical schools, who meet the American College of Surgeons requirements for participation.

Affiliate Member – Clinical staff and allied health professionals working in ACS quality programs and departments of surgery, those who assist surgeons and a part of the operating room team, individuals who participate in research and provide surgical education and training, an those who work for a medical association affiliated with the field of surgery.

Membership Application

There are two ways to join the South Texas Chapter:

  1. Online |Online Membership Application
  2. By Mail | Download Membership Application

Medical Students and Residents interested in joining the chapter, Medical Student & Resident South Texas ACS Membership Application

Renew Your Chapter Dues

There are two ways to renew your South Texas Chapter Dues:

  1. Online |2024 Online Dues Notice
  2. By Mail |2024 PDF Dues Notice

Note: Medical Students and Residents do not need to renew their membership each year unless your contact information changes. Please use the link above.