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Resident Members

Become a Resident Member Applications are accepted year-round.

Submit your online application

Joining the College as a Resident Member represents an important milestone in your surgical career, and signifies your personal commitment to furthering your professional development and conducting your surgical career with the highest set of professional standards. The ACS is here to support you on your path to ACS Fellowship.

  • Access to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and other publications including the RAS E-News.
  • Deep discounts on educational products to guide your career in surgery including the Surgery Resident Program at the annual Clinical Congress.
  • Opportunities for engagement at the annual Clinical Congress, Leadership & Advocacy Summit, local Chapter meetings, and Quality & Safety Conference.
  • Resident membership is more than 10,000 strongLeadership and networking opportunities through the Resident and Associate Society (RAS).
  • Access to members-only discount programs.

To learn more about these and other benefits, please view the Resident Membership brochure.

Membership Requirements

There’s something for every resident in RASResident membership is available to surgical residents who have completed allopathic or osteopathic medical school and are currently enrolled in an accredited training program focused on one of the 13 surgical specialties, as well as those who have completed an initial residency and are currently involved in surgical research or a surgical fellowship. Residents in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program who are single-degree (DDS/DMD) are not eligible for ACS Resident membership, but may apply for Affiliate membership.  

Application Process

Complete the online application for Resident Membership. If you are an existing member or created a log in from a prior purchase, use your log in to access the application. Otherwise you will need to create a log in.

Advocacy and Issues, Communications, Education and Membership committees work specifically to support residentsBefore you begin your application, have the following information accessible:

  • Information about your medical education.
  • Verification that you are currently in residency training, fellowship training, or research.
  • Information about your graduate degree (other than your MD).

For questions or to request your log-in information, contact or call 1-800-293-4029.

Information for Residency Program Coordinators