Please have an electronic copy of your CV and the name of your sponsor ready when applying for membership.

The Southeastern Surgical Congress (SESC) was founded in 1930 and has grown to be the largest regional organization of general surgeons, subspecialists and Advanced Practice Providers in the United States. SESC is dedicated to the professional development of young surgeons and trainees as demonstrated through presentation, publication and mentorship opportunities. SESC members collectively strive to discover better treatment options, care and outcomes for the patients they serve through shared experiences, research and first-class education. Membership in SESC will provide you with access to a network of elite surgical professionals across the country, important surgical news and updates, discounts to the Annual Meeting, an annual online subscription to The American Surgeon and more. Let SESC serve your professional needs and welcome you into a surgical community with a proven legacy of service, knowledge and value!

Membership in SESC is open to any Surgeon, Resident or Advanced Practice Provider who meets the educational criteria listed below.


A surgeon who is a diplomate of an approved surgical Board.*


A resident who is in training in an approved residency.**


Fellowship shall be offered to Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants, and Advanced Practice Nurses.

* Approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties
** Approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education