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Resident and Associate Society

Get InvolvedFor surgical trainees and young surgeons, the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) serves to familiarize you with College programs and leadership. RAS-ACS provides you with an avenue for participation in ACS affairs, fosters development and use of your leadership skills in organized surgery, and provides opportunities for your opinions and concerns as young surgeons and trainees to be heard by College leadership.

Prepare a Top-Notch Fellowship Application

This webinar advises residents on how to assemble the best fellowship application, put their best self forward as an applicant, navigate potential pitfalls during the application process, and nail the interview. Login Required.

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Mentor of the Year Award

Has someone inspired you to become involved in the American College of Surgeons and been a surgical mentor to you? If so, nominate your inspiring mentor for the Resident and Associate Society (RAS-ACS) Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award.

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Increasing Diversity in Surgery

Watch leaders from each RAS committee talk about their committee’s thoughts on bringing diversity, equity, and inclusion into surgery. 

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Associate to Fellow

Transition your Membership to Fellowship

Associate Fellows, have you thought about becoming FACS when you are eligible? Do you wonder what this step might entail, how long it will take, and what it might mean for your career? Listen as Erin Garvey, MD, FACS, talks about making the transition.

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Early Career Resources

Key concepts for early career surgeons are covered in these 10-minute presentations by leading surgeons. Topics include Evaluating Practice Opportunities, 10 things to avoid during the first year in practice, Resource Negotiations, and more.

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Support at Every Stage

What stage are you in your surgical career? The ACS has resources and support for a surgeon at every stage of his or her career. Learn about what the ACS can offer you.

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