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 or call 1-312-202-5284.


If you are applying for Fellowship by or before October 31st of the current 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. 

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

Eligibility Requirements

Three years of uninterrupted surgical practice in one location, intended as permanent, after the completion of all formal training, is required.

A full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the country and in the state or province where they are in practice.

A current appointment on the surgical staff of the applicant's primary hospital with no reportable action pending that could adversely affect staff privileges at that or any other health care facility.

A current surgical practice that establishes the applicant as a specialist in surgery. All applicants are expected to be physicians who have primary independent responsibility for the surgical treatment of patients.

Please check the box below that best pertains to you:

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

  • Board certification certificate or completion of post-doctoral training
  • 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