Benefits of Membership

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Continuing Medical Education Meetings
There are many CME meetings held around the world under the auspices of ICS each year. Organized into 6 Federations (North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific), you can find an ICS meeting on almost any continent. In the United States, the largest ICS national section produces an Annual Surgical Update as well as smaller regional programs by several very active state surgical divisions. As an ACCME accredited provider of AMA Category 1 CME, the United States Section of ICS offers its members deeply discounted registration fees compared to those of non-members.

International Surgery is the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the ICS and serves as a forum for the exchange of surgical knowledge throughout the world. (The ICS Journal is published electronically, is included with your membership and can be accessed at

International Surgical Passport
Once you are a Fellow of ICS, you may request your International Surgical Passport. It will serve as your credentials to identify you as an ICS Fellow while traveling around the world. ICS can provide contacts all over the world who are willing to assist you during your visit to their country. This unique form of identification may allow you to observe or participate in surgical procedures performed at international hospitals and medical facilities.

Research Scholarship Competition
The ICS-US Section provides funding through an annual research scholarship competition to newly trained surgeons, residents and medical students to enable them to increase their surgical experience and keep them on the cutting edge of significant medical developments.  

International Museum of Surgical Science
The ICS proudly owns and operates the International Museum of Surgical Science, adjacent to its Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. This unique museum embodies surgical history and the advances made in the art and science of surgery through the years. Open since the early 1950s, the museum is a powerful tool for educating the general public regarding the fascinating world of medicine and surgery. Visit the Museum's web site at

Humanitarian Projects
Members are encouraged to participate in ICS humanitarian projects or develop their own surgery related humanitarian missions under the auspices of ICS. One such endeavor endorsed by ICS is the Surgical Teams Project in which members travel to developing nations to share up-to-date surgical techniques and developments. Each "team" establishes a fraternal exchange with the host country, which continues long after the mission is completed.

Medical Air Services Association
ICSUS is pleased to provide its members an opportunity to obtain the Medical Air Services Association (MASA) Platinum Membership emergency transportation program at steeply discounted rates. To  see what MASA Platinum Membership includes and to apply for MASA membership, login to members only and click on the MASA link.

Career and Financial Services 
ICS-US works with outside institutions from time to time to assist Fellows in asset protection, retirement planning, estate planning and investments. See the members only section for selected articles on a variety of financial topics.

In addition, ICSUS has a career services website available at no cost to members. Our job board has a streamlined candidate search that helps employers find skilled new hires just like you! If you’re considering a career move, now is the time to capitalize on our employer resume search interface. Take the first step in landing your next great career opportunity. Upload or update your resume on the ICSUS career services website today.


Leadership Opportunities
Help shape the future of surgery by becoming a volunteer leader. Committee posts and leadership opportunities exist for all members from the moment of acceptance. 

To receive an application for Fellowship via the US Postal Service, e-mail ICS-US at and include your full name and address.

Or complete the online application form by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

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