To be responsible for and endeavor to attain within Southern California the objectives of the American College of Surgeons. These include elevating the standards of surgery, establishing a standard of competency and character for practitioners of surgery, providing a method of granting membership in the organization, educating the public and the profession to understand that the practice of surgery calls for special training and that the surgeon elected to Fellowship in this College has had such training and is properly qualified to practice surgery.

Purpose of the Chapter:

To promote the aims, interests, ideals and programs of the American College of Surgeons and to serve as a means of communication between the members of the Chapter and the College. To elevate the standards of practice, training and education in surgery and provide a means through which the Fellows may communicate with other professional and civic groups concerned with the improved delivery of health care.



The Membership year is January to December each year. Renewal invoices have been mailed, but you have the option of renewing your membership online! You will need your membership login information sent by email. Contact the Chapter office if you have any questions.

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Check out the SoCal Chapter's Newsletter highlighting current activities of the Chapter: Special message from President, Dr. Shirin Towfigh;Young Surgeons Report; Commission on Cancer; Association of Women SurgeonsCommittee on Trauma; and Highlights from the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting program.

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