The Southwestern Surgical Congress is an organization that promotes the advancement of General Surgery by representing the interests of academic, community and rural surgeons, surgical residents and medical students through education, advocacy, research and innovation. The goal of the Congress is to promote excellence in patient care and professional development.


SWSC Membership: Information

Members of The Southwestern Surgical Congress have banded together to become a major voice in the industry and to provide information and education to general surgeons, to set high standards of care and to provide cost-conscious service to patients. Read more about Member Benefits


SWSC Membership Types

Active Fellow - $295.00
Active Fellowship may be conferred upon physicians who have been actively engaged in the practice of surgery for at least one year following the completion of an approved surgical training program, who are of good moral character and professional standing, duly licensed and who are certified by the American Board of Surgery or other appropriate Specialty Board.

Senior Fellow w/The American Journal of Surgery - $100.00 OR
Senior Fellow (not including The American Journal of Surgery) - $55.00

An Active Fellow in good standing who has attained the age of 65 years and remains in active practice or an Active Fellow in good standing who has retired from practice regardless of reason or age may be granted Senior Fellowship. Senior Fellows may receive the official Journal upon payment of the member's subscription fee.

Senior Fellow for Life
Senior Fellow for Life status may be conferred by the Council upon surgeons who have retired from active practice and have held Senior Fellow membership status for at least one year. This status is intended for surgeons who wish to retire completely from the association but remain listed in the membership directory.

Applicant (covers first year of dues {$295.00} and initiation fee {$110.00}) - $405.00
To become a candidate for Fellowship, complete the membership application provided by The Congress. The initiation fee is limited to application for active fellowship.

     Online Fellowship Application

Associate Fellow - $60.00
Associate Fellowship may be conferred upon physicians who have completed at least three years of an approved surgical training program, who are of good moral character and professional standing and are duly licensed. Associate Fellowship will be limited to five years. Upon completion of Board Certification, the Associate Fellow is eligible for Active Fellowship.

     Online Associate Application

Advanced Practice Clinician - $60.00
Membership shall be offered to Nurse Practitioners, Physician's Assistants, and Advanced Practice Nurses. Advanced practice clinician members will have a representative on the Executive Council who is appointed by the president and will have full voting privileges in matters of the Council. APC members will not have general voting privileges and are excluded from holding office, but will receive the journal and other benefits of membership once annual dues have been paid.

     Online APC Application

To request an application, contact: