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The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is a professional medical society that represents 3,500 physicians and other health care providers interested in the specialty of colon and rectal surgery. Join your colleagues and discover the advantages of networking with your peers and attending educational events designed for the colon and rectal surgeon. Become involved in the premier professional medical organization that represents your specialty.  

Why Join?

ASCRS members are dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus—and the ASCRS is committed to helping its members achieve this goal through its diverse list of benefits:

  • Access to CREST, our new online education portal that offers a robust curriculum for the six pillars of colorectal disease
  • Discounted pricing on ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting registration and patient education brochures
  • Subscription to Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (DC&R), the official journal of the ASCRS, and online access to DC&R
  • Discounted pricing on CARSEP IX (2015), an online self-assessment used to prepare for the ABCRS and MOC exams
  • Ability to post job openings and your resume on the ASCRS Job Board
  • Access to the online membership directory
  • Listing in the patient-directed Find-A-Surgeon search engine
  • Access to an extensive Resource Library containing more than 1,600 videos and 600 images for physician and patient education

The ASCRS offers several types of membership. Please read on to find the membership level most appropriate for you and to download an application to join.

Candidate Application

Annual Dues—$25

Candidates of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons must be actively enrolled in an accredited or approved residency program in general surgery, surgical oncology, or colon and rectal surgery. A person who is enrolled as a research fellow in an accredited or approved residency program may also qualify as a Candidate Member. This membership category is renewable annually contingent upon the Candidate Member's continued enrollment in a residency program as verified by the program director.  

Apply Now. Download and complete this application form (PDF) and email it, along with required supporting documentation, to membership@fascrs.org or fax to (847) 427-9656. For questions pertaining to the membership application process, please call (847) 725-2267.  

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Member Application

Annual Dues—$325; Initiation Fee—$100 (One-time fee)

Membership in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons requires that the applicant has graduated from a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), an accredited school of osteopathy, or an accredited foreign medical institution. Members must be fully trained in general surgery and have completed an accredited general surgery residency or training in an accredited foreign medical institution that qualifies the applicant to practice general surgery in his or her country of residence. For the complete listing of required qualifications, please see Qualifying Information below.  

Apply Now. Download and complete this application form (PDF) and email it, along with required supporting documentation, to membership@fascrs.org or fax to (847) 427-9656. For questions pertaining to the membership application process, please call (847) 725-2267.

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Fellow Application

Annual Dues—$325; Initiation Fee—$200 (One-time fee)

Fellowship in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons requires that an applicant meet all criteria for Members as attested by two letters of recommendation from current Fellows of the ASCRS. Applicants must have served a minimum of two (2) years of Membership and be certified, and maintain such certification, by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Applicants must have specialized in the practice of colon and rectal surgery for a least two (2) years immediately preceding applying for Fellowship status. For the complete listing of required qualifications, please see Qualifying Information below. 

Apply Now. Download and complete this application form (PDF) and email it, along with required supporting documentation, to membership@fascrs.org or fax to (847) 427-9656. For questions pertaining to the membership application process, please call (847) 725-2267.

International Fellow Application

Annual Dues—$325; Initiation Fee—$200 (One-time Fee)

Membership in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons as an International Fellow requires that all applicants meet the criteria for Members as attested to by letter s of recommendation from two (2) Fellows familar with the applicant. The applicant must devote at least 50% of their clinical activity to colon and rectal surgery for at least two (2) years immediately preceding submitting their application for International Fellowship. To become an International Fellow the applicant must have attended at least one annual meeting within the three (3) years immediately preceding the application for feloowship and they must have served a minimum of two (2) years as a Member of the Society. For the complete listing of required qualifications please go to the Qualifying Information link below. 

Apply Now. Download and complete this application form (PDF) and email it, along with required supporting documentation, to membership@fascrs.org or fax to (847) 427-9656. For questions pertaining to the membership application process, please call (847) 725-2267.

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Affiliated Scientific Investigator Application

Initiation Fee—$150  (One-time fee)

To qualify as an Affiliated Scientific Investigator Member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons the applicant must hold an academic faculty appointment and have published articles related to diseases or conditions of the small bowel, colon, rectum, or anus. Each applicant must be sponsored by an active Member or Fellow of the Society.  

Apply Now. Download and complete this application form (PDF) and email it, along with required supporting documentation, to membership@fascrs.org or fax to (847) 427-9656. For questions pertaining to the membership application process, please call (847) 725-2267.

Allied Health Professional Application

Initial Dues Fee—$50

Applicants wishing to apply as an Allied Health Professional Member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery must be a licensed registered nurse or physician's assistant with an interest in colon and rectal surgery. Each applicant must be sponsored by an active Member or Fellow of the Society.

Apply Now. Download and complete the application form (PDF) and email it, along with required supporting documentation, to membership@fascrs.org or fax to (847) 427-9656. For questions pertaining to the membership application process, please call (847) 725-2267.