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

Top 10 Reasons to Participate

The Young Fellows Association (YFA) represents the interests of young surgeons under the age of 45, and provides a forum for them to shape the future of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and their specialty. 

  1. Become a leader in ACS Chapters, Committees, and Advisory Councils.
  2. Serve on one of four YFA workgroups: Advocacy, Communications, Education, and Member Services. 
  3. Serve as a leading voice on advocacy and health policy issues that impact surgical care at the national and local level.
  4. Gain access and free subscriptions to all ACS periodicals and newsletters, access ACS members-only information on the ACS website and our careers site, and obtain free use of ACS Surgeon-Specific Registry to track surgical cases and outcomes.
  5. Provide the ACS with a unified Young Fellows perspective.
  6. Advocate for young surgeons within the ACS.
  7. Hear from, meet, and engage the leaders of American surgery.
  8. Develop mentor-mentee relationships within the ACS. 
  9. Develop personal leadership skills and qualities that will enhance your surgical care and professional work.
  10. Experience the camaraderie and collegiality of getting to know other Young Fellows from across the country and internationally, which will lead to lifelong friendships.

Surgeons Coming Together

Dr. Santry on Surgeons Coming Together

Heena Santry, MD, FACS, discusses how surgeons can come together through the ACS and really make a difference.