Application for Fellowship Checklist for U.S. & Canada


Thank you for choosing to apply for Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons.We are here to support you through the application process. If you need assistance with your application, please contact us at or call 1-800-293-9623.


If you are applying for Fellowship by or before December 1st of this year, you will be considered for induction into the College as a Fellow in the following year. The application process concludes with the granting of Fellowship each year at the ACS Clinical Congress.


Please review the Statements on Principles and the Fellowship Requirements for more information on the ACS expectations of Fellows and the application process.


NOTE:  If you meet one of the following 3 scenarios, you will need a waiver before applying.  Please do not proceed with completing an application at this time and review the waiver instructions .


Scenario 1: You are working in the US or Canada but were internationally trained or do not have US board certification.
Scenario 2: You are a dual-degree oral and maxillofacial surgeon without Board certification. 
Scenario 3: You are a single degree (DDS/DMD) oral and maxillofacial surgeon.


Please proceed with completing an application if you meet the following Eligibility Requirements:

Eligibility Requirements

I know 5 Fellows of the College who can serve as references for me; 2 are from my specialty and the remainder are from my local, geographic area.

I am certified in my specialty by an American Surgical Specialty Board which is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, or an American Osteopathic Surgical Specialty Board, or an appropriate specialty certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

I have practiced surgery for at least one year since the completion of my formal training.

I hold a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in the state or province where I practice and know of no adverse actions that would affect the status of my licensure.

I hold a current appointment on the surgical staff of a hospital with no reportable action pending that could adversely affect staff privileges at any hospital.

I practice as a general surgeon or as a surgical specialist within the scope of my specialty.

We request that you be prepared to upload a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) into the application.

Once you submit your application you will receive an email confirmation outlining the next steps in the application process. This will include information on when to submit your Surgical Case List reflecting the type and volume of surgical cases you have performed during the past year, and when your Interview (excludes military) will be conducted with the Committee on Applicants.  Questions should be referred to the email and phone number listed above.


Application Fee


If you are not a current ACS member (Associate Fellow) you will be required to pay a non-refundable $200 application fee (US) on-line at the end of the application.  Applications will not be processed without payment of the application fee.