Advisory Council for Rural Surgery (ACRS)

In 2012, the ACS Board of Regents approved the newest Advisory Council, dedicated to rural surgery.  

The Advisory Council for Rural Surgery (ACRS) consists of 18 surgeons who practice rural surgery or work in academic centers to train surgeons for rural practice.   

The Council is charged to identify, investigate, and rectify the challenges of rural surgical practice.  Developing broad-based residency training aiding rural surgical patients, mentoring of rural surgeons, recruitment, retention, and support of rural surgeons are among the goals of the Council.   

For more information and to get involved,  visit

ACRS Home Page

Rural Surgeons Community

Rural Surgeons Forum

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