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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
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About RAS-ACS

Leadership

The following individuals serve in leadership roles with the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS). Individuals interested in being considered for appointment to the RAS-ACS Executive Committee, other committees, or to serve as a liaison representative to a College Chapter, Advisory Council, Board of Governors Workgroup, or ACS Committee should explore our open call for volunteers.

Review the Bylaws of the RAS-ACS.

Executive Committee

Julia R. Coleman, MD, MPH
Vice-Chair

Julia R. Coleman, MD, MPH

Kaitlin Ritter, MD
Secretary

Kaitlin Ritter, MD

Organizational Structure

Five RAS-ACS committees are open to member participation. For additional information on a specific committee, or to join a committee, contact RASNews@facs.org.

Advocacy and Issues Committee

Membership Committee

Education Committee

Communications Committee

Associate Fellow Committee

Mission

The mission of this organization is to:

  • Familiarize residents and young surgeons in all surgical specialties with the College and its programs and leadership
  • Provide an avenue for participation in College affairs
  • Enable members to develop and use leadership skills in organized surgery
  • Provide opportunities for the opinions and concerns of residents and young surgeons to be heard by the College leadership

While other medical societies have developed similar resident organizations, the RAS-ACS is the only surgical organization devoted to the concerns and needs of all surgical residents and young surgeons.

Benefits

Participation in RAS-ACS provides the following benefits:

  • Free access to the College's job bank
  • Information on clinical and research fellowship opportunities
  • Free subscription to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Newsletter and website
  • Educational materials to meet the requirements for board certification
  • Opportunities to serve on various committees of the College
  • Free early registration for Clinical Congress and access to CME credits
  • Clinical Congress programming designed to meet the needs of surgical residents and young surgeons
  • Access to ACS-sponsored insurance programs (life, health, disability)
  • Opportunities for local chapter affiliation
  • A voice in advocacy and policy-making issues concerning residents and young surgeons

For additional information regarding the benefits, activities, and how to join the sub-committees of the RAS-ACS, please contact RASNews@facs.org.