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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
Clinical Congress

Surgery Resident Program

Essential Skills for Surgery Residents

Start Preparing for Life After Residency

Residents at all levels are invited to attend this special two-day program focused on preparing for a career in surgery. This program is offered by the ACS Division of Education, ACS Division of Member Services, and the Resident and Associate Society (RAS), under the leadership of Program Chair Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS, MAMSE.

This year’s program will include lectures, interactive events, and panel discussions addressing:

  • Contract negotiation
  • Effective allyship in the workplace
  • Building financial security
  • Starting a family as a surgeon

The program will also feature networking opportunities, a skills competition, and more. See the schedule below for more information.

Register Today

To attend this live event, you must register for both Clinical Congress and the Surgery Resident Program. Please note that this program is open to current surgery residents only and there is no cost to ACS Resident Members who register in advance. Space is limited and advance registration is strongly encouraged.

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Schedule

Day 1: Sunday, October 16 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

10:00 am: Welcome and Introductory Remarks

10:15 am: Ice Breaker

10:45 am: Fireside Chat with ACS President, Dr. Julie A Freischlag

11:15 am: Panel Discussion: The Challenges of Children

12:00 noon: Lunch | Introduction to SurgeonsPAC & ACS Foundation

1:00 pm: RAS Symposium

3:00 pm:  Skills Competition: So You Think You Can Operate?

Day 2: Monday, October 17 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

10:00 am: Welcome and Introductory Remarks
10:15 am: The Fundamentals of Allyship: Partnering with Your Peers, Colleagues, and Mentors
10:45 am: Physician Jobs and Contracts: Selecting and Negotiating for Your Best Career Move and Peace of Mind
12:15 pm: Lunch | Introduction to RAS-ACS
12:45 pm: Ice Breaker
1:00 pm: Personal Finances for Residency and Beyond
1:50 pm: Closing Remarks

Questions?

Contact Brad DeFabo Akin at bakin@facs.org or 312-202-5404