Join Ohio Chapter, ACS
Your Invitation to Join
The Ohio Chapter, ACS would like to invite you to become a member of one of the most progressive and active state chapters in the country! It's your membership that will continue to let the Chapter focus on important issues facing Ohio surgeons.
With your Ohio Chapter membership you will receive outstanding member benefits such as E-News, our monthly email which features articles on current topics, legislative alerts, and event information. You will also receive two hardcopy and electronic issues of Pulse. Members also have access to a newly-redesigned Ohio Chapter website with a completely new look, streamlined navigation, and special areas for surgeons and consumers, as well as an online expanded membership directory.
Introduced in late 2008 as a new member benefit to boost the awareness of Ohio Chapter Fellows, the "Find a Surgeon" feature was added to the front page of the Ohio Chapter website. Using this feature affords all visitors to the website the ability to locate a surgeon in their area. As the Ohio Chapter, ACS is a common source for Ohio surgery inquiries, what better place to find a surgeon who takes their profession seriously. It is our hope that this new feature will act as a big benefit that will manifest itself in patient referrals and giving our fellows a leg up on non-member Ohio surgeons.
One of the many important benefits offered by the Ohio Chapter to its members is an active and effective governmental affairs program. Over the past several years, the Ohio Chapter has substantially increased its efforts to proactively engage legislative and regulatory decision makers at the state level. The growing financial strain on the public and private health care delivery systems is creating difficult challenges for surgeons to continue to provide quality care to their patients while maintaining an economically viable practice. The Ohio Chapter recognizes that a strong advocacy voice in Columbus coupled with an active grassroots organization across Ohio is critical to protecting the practice of surgical medicine.
Over this past year, Ohio Chapter continues to fight legislative battles for the Ohio surgical profession. Ohio Chapter members were represented at the Statehouse on important issues relevant to Ohio surgeons. During this critical election year, the Surgeons Political Action Committee provided monetary contributions to candidates making a positive impact on the surgical profession
In addition, we are monitoring expanded scope of practice of physician assistants and changes in mandatory requirements of basic health insurance.
Types of Membership
The following is a list of our current membership categories and its related affordable pricing, with a brief description of each category.
Fellow - $255
Must have met all of the requirements and been formally admitted into Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons.
Associate Fellow - $125
Must be recognized by the American College of Surgeons as an Associate Fellow.
Retired - $25
Must have been granted retired status by the American College of Surgeons.
Resident - $0
Surgical residents and surgeons in research or surgical fellowship programs who meet the American College of Surgeons requirements for participation.
Medical Students - $0
Medical students in accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical schools, who meet meet the American College of Surgeons requirements for participation.
Affiliate - $125
Non-FACS Physician, Allied Health Care Professionals, and Nurses.
What kind of services and benefits available to you as a chapter member? Please click on your membership type below to find out everything you'll receive as a member of the chapter.
The membership year runs from January 1 to December 31. Members paying dues during the membership year will receive percentage off of their next year's annual dues. Specifically, a surgeon applying for membership during the year will receive the following:
A discount certificate to apply to dues for the following membership year
- After July 1, 50% off certificate for the following year
- After October 1, 75% off certificate for the following year
Certificate must be enclosed with the following year's renewal and is non-transferable. Certificates will be treated the same as cash and the Ohio Chapter not responsible for lost or stolen certificates. The certificate will expire of February 28 of each year.
How to Join
For your convenience, Ohio Chapter offers a secure online membership process. To access the online application, simply CLICK HERE
Once you have completed registering your membership online, you will receive two confirmations. The first confirmation will be your online confirmation. This confirmation will contain a summary of your online application and your member confirmation letter. The second confirmation will be your online credit card receipt. Please print both emails and keep them for your documentation.
Mail or Fax
How to Join by Mail or Fax
1. Download a 2014 Membership Application.
2. Enter your information on the form.
3. Send it to the Ohio Chapter Executive Office by mail or fax:
a. Fax form to (877) 835-5798
b. Mail form to: Ohio Chapter, ACS; PO Box 1715; Columbus, OH 43216-1715
To become a member, please complete the 2014 Membership Application and return it with payment to the address or fax number on the application form. Once the Executive Office has processed your membership, your confirmation letter and password for the Members Only section of the website will be mailed to you.
Need an invoice to submit to your institution to pay for your chapter membership? Just print off the 2014 Membership Invoice