International Application for Fellowship Checklist


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 intlapp@facs.orgor call 1-312-202-5284.


Applications for 2018 are now being accepted. The application process concludes with the granting of Fellowship each year at the ACS Clinical Congress in October 2018.


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

The following Eligibility Requirements must be met before proceeding to the application.

Eligibility Requirements

I know of at least 3 Fellows of the College who are willing to serve as references for me and complete a reference form that speaks of my qualifications as a surgeon.

I have been practicing surgery for at least three (3) years since the completion of my formal training (residency, fellowship training, etc., do not count as practice time).

I hold a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in my country, if applicable.

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.

Please check the box below that best describes your current certification status:

We request that you be prepared to upload the following documents into the application:

  • A Certificate or some form of proof of completion of surgical training
  • Documentation confirming Board Certification in your country
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Once you submit the application, you will receive an email confirmation outlining the next steps in the application process.  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 application fee (in US dollars) on-line at the end of the application.  This payment is required before you can submit your completed application.  Applications will not be processed without payment of the application fee.

2017 International Application Fees

Application fees are based on the World Bank income categories for each country -
High- and upper-middle-income countries: $100
Low- and middle-income countries: $50
Low-income countries: $25