Over the years, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has had many requests from Fellows who would like to use the ACS seal on their letterhead, business cards, Web sites, and even office walls. The College has had to deny those requests because the seal is a registered trademark and, as such, can be used only on official materials produced by the College itself.
In an effort to be responsive to its members' requests for a symbol they might use for individual business purposes, the College has developed a special mark for its Fellows. The symbol is a silhouette of the ACS seal with the letters "FACS" in its center and the words "Fellow, American College of Surgeons" around the outside of the symbol. The phrase "Committed to Excellence" appears underneath the symbol.
Only Fellows of the American College of Surgeons may use this symbol, and they must abide by the guidelines that have been developed to govern its use.
Please review the guidelines by clicking on the guidelines link. If the terms and conditions outlined therein are acceptable to you, please indicate your agreement and acceptance by clicking below on the button labeled "accept."