The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) was established January 26, 1927.
Our history began during an AOA conference in Louisville, KY, when a small group of surgeons opted to share a mission to set high education standards and provide continuing medical education to osteopathic surgeons.
Today, these beliefs continue to be our driving force.
Excellence in osteopathic surgical care
The ACOS is committed to promoting excellence in osteopathic surgical care through education, advocacy, leadership development, and the fostering of professional and personal relationships.
Honesty and Integrity: Demonstrated by honesty, professionalism, and transparency in communication and actions
Adaptation: Demonstrated by visionary, inspiring, and realistic leadership; responsive to an ever- evolving environment
Surgical Excellence: Demonstrated by an enduring commitment to promote and support the highest quality osteopathic and compassionate surgical care
To be the primary organizational home for all osteopathic surgeons while providing valuable resources, education, and uniting a strong community base that helps our members deliver the highest quality care to their patients.