The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) is committed to promoting excellence in osteopathic surgical care through education, advocacy, leadership development, and the fostering of professional and personal relationships.
The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons subscribes to and adopts the Code of Ethics of the American Osteopathic Association; requires of its Members in all categories that they be familiar with the AOA Code of Ethics; and requires that they adhere to its provisions as so set forth and as revised, amended and/or interpreted from time to time.
The last decades were filled with numerous firsts and achievements for the college, such as the development of stringent educational standards for surgical training programs and mandatory continuing education requirements; the establishment of the Annual Clinical Assembly (ACA); and the reorganization of the Board of Governors to better represent the membership and meet its professional needs. Eventually, The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons disciplines were organized according to the following categories: general surgery, neurological surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, urological, and cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.
Time and again, the College has prevailed through its determination, persistence, and belief in its mission.