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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.

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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Grand Rounds Series

The RAS Grand Round webinars are for young surgeons who are starting their practice in private or academic surgical medicine. Take a deep dive into career path choices and strategies, best practices for navigating the career ladder, and managing personal life and wellness.

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Engage Residents at Chapter Meetings

Encourage your ACS chapter to plan a resident event at your next chapter meeting.  Need ideas?  Review these short videos from resident members.

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Mentor of the Year Award

Congratulations Matthew Neal, MD, FACS, who has been named the 2021 RAS Mentor of the Year.

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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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