Resident/Trainee Membership Benefits and Eligibility

Membership in the American College of Gastroenterology is multidisciplinary, including gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, hepatologists, pediatricians, pathologists and others with a shared interest in the care of patients with digestive diseases. The College promotes the highest standards in medical education and is guided by its commitment to meeting the needs of clinical gastroenterology practitioners. More than 13,000 physicians from 86 countries are members of the ACG.

Membership Benefits

ACG Resident/Trainee Members enjoy a wide variety of benefits and services, including:

  • Waived subscription fees to the ACG’s American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • 10 hours of free online CME through ACG’s Education Universe
  • Waived Annual Scientific Meeting registration fees
  • Waived Annual Postgraduate Course registration fees
  • Waived/Reduced registration fees for Annual Practice Management Course which focuses on proven techniques for starting and effectively managing a GI practice
  • Discounted registration fees for Regional educational meetings at readily accessible locations throughout the United States
  • Access to ACG’s 2nd Year Fellows Course and the North American Conference for GI Fellows
  • Access to ACG’s Mentoring Program for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year fellows
  • Access to ACG Clinical Research Awards for grants up to $35,000 and pilot programs of up to $10,000
  • Access to the Trainees and Residents section of the ACG GI Circle, a private online professional networking community for GI physicians where you can connect, engage and collaborate with your colleagues.
  • Twice weekly e-newsletter, ACG SmartBrief, that recaps important GI news from medical and mainstream media news sources
  • Bi-monthly newsletter, ACG Update, which covers GI coding Q&A, important topics in practice management, and highlights additional ACG activities
  • ACG This Week electronic newsletter, with updates on public policy issues facing the GI practice and what it really means for you
  • Discounts on educational materials, such as self-assessment tests, syllabus materials and CD-ROMs
  • Representation of GIs at the national level before Congress, the Physician Payment Review Commission, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Food and Drug Administration and other agencies.

Learn more about ACG membership benefits geared specifically toward Trainee Members (PDF)

Download a copy of the Membership Brochure (PDF)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized medical school with the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy
  • Residents shall be enrolled in approved training programs which include some exposure to gastroenterology, GI endoscopy, hepatology or gastrointestinal surgery.
  • Fellows shall be enrolled in an approved gastroenterology fellowship program.
  • Application fee of $25 (includes one year’s dues)
  • Annual Membership dues of $25

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