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Membership in the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) is automatic when you become a Resident Member or an Associate Fellow.

Membership Categories

Resident Membership in the ACS is open to all surgical residents enrolled in an accredited graduate education program.

Associate Fellowship in the ACS is open to young surgeons who are within five years of graduation from formal surgical residency training.


Become a Member

In lieu of offering paper applications, interested applicants should be directed to the following pages to apply online.


For the Associate application fee, the fees are as follows:

U.S. and Canada: $75
High and Upper-Middle-Income: $75
Low- and Middle-Income: $50
Low-Income: $25

Raphael Sun, MD

Raphael Sun, MD

"Being a part of the RAS Committee…I was able to foster relationships with other residents across the country." ~ Raphael Sun, MD