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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

Education Committee

Chair

Rebecca Williams-Karnesky, MD, PhD

About Us

The Education Committee is one of the five standing committees of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS). We are committed to promoting and advancing interests pertaining to the education of surgical residents, Clinical Fellows, and associates. Involvement within this committee provides you opportunities to work and become acquainted with other residents, Clinical Fellows, and associates from other institutions interested in surgical education, to discuss salient issues in surgical education, and to promote ideas and develop projects that advance surgical education.

Objectives

  • Plan and coordinate Surgical Jeopardy at the American College of Surgeons annual Clinical Congress meeting
  • Develop and maintain the Surgical Jeopardy toolkit for use at local ACS chapters with the goal of increasing resident participation in local ACS chapters.
  • Assist in authoring articles for the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
  • Develop and organize the surgical skills competition, So You Think You Can Operate? at American College of Surgeons annual Clinical Congress meeting

Current Projects

  • Surgical skills competition, So You Think You Can Operate? at Clinical Congress annually
  • Surgical Jeopardy for chapters
  • Surgical Education Research Group
  • Panel Sessions for Clinical Congress
  • Landmark Papers online Journal Club, subcommittee of Behind the Knife Podcast
  • Financial Literacy series

Over the past few months, RAS Education Committee leaders have recorded several short videos on engaging residents in chapter activities. These videos, which are listed and linked below, can be shared with your ACS Chapter and are available on the ACS Resident Playlist on the ACS YouTube channel.

If there are additional topics that you would like to see covered, please let me know.

ACS Chapter Meeting Activities for Residents

Contact us at RASNews@facs.org for more information or to join this committee.