About Us

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. 

Core Purpose 

Excellence in osteopathic surgical care     

Mission Statement

The ACOS is committed to promoting excellence in osteopathic surgical care through education, advocacy, leadership development, and the fostering of professional and personal relationships. 

Core Values

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   

Our Vision

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.