Membership Benefits

As representatives of nearly 2,000 Fellows, the Southern California Chapter, the largest and most active in the American College of Surgeons, has become a strong, relevant force representing both surgeons and surgical patients.

The Chapter's purpose is 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.

Membership Benefits/Services include

  • Journal - Chapter members are provided free on-line access to the American Surgeon Journal published by the Southeastern Surgical Congress. In order to access the Journal on-line there are several steps you must take to set up access with the publisher. Please review the steps to this process on the Chapter's website - Journal Information.
  • Chapter Communications - SCCACS Summer Newsletter providing news about the Chapter, its activities and members. Email alerts with ongoing activities and meeting notices are forwarded throughout the year.
  • Annual Scientific meeting - Each January, SCCACS holds an outstanding Annual Scientific Meeting usually attended by 325-375 surgeons who enjoy a strong program over the 2 ½ days of sessions. The meeting offers AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits as well as MOC Self-Assessment credits. The meeting is complemented by a distinguished, nationally known visiting faculty and social gatherings, as well as an exhibit hall of related products and services. Chapter members enjoy reduced registration fees to the Annual meeting.

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Yearly dues include online subscription tot he American Surgeon journal. Use the links below to either print application and mail it in with check or use the online application to complete and pay with cc through secure payment portal.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Southern CA Chapter! 

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For current Chapter members, 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 - your username is your Chapter ID number on your renewal invoice. Contact the Chapter office if you need assistance.

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