American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Young Fellows Association

Get InvolvedFor surgeons under the age of 45, the Young Fellows Association (YFA) represents your interests, and provides a forum for you to shape the future of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and your specialty. Get involved in this high-energy group of future College leaders today. 

Changing Jobs?

Read The Graduating Surgeon primer. Navigating a job search, signing, and other important considerations are covered in this easy-to-read primer.

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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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Webinar Series

Learn new strategies and tools with relevant topics in less than 60 minutes with our Grand Rounds Webinar Series. 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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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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Publication Opportunities

Consider contributing your ideas and experiences to ACS publications, including Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery, ACS Case Reviews, Selected Readings in General Surgery, and the ACS Bulletin Brief. Contact Lewis Flint, MD, FACS in the Division of Education at for more information.

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