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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.

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Opportunities and Resources

Apply for a Liaison Position by March 28

RAS-ACS is currently seeking volunteers to serve on a variety of ACS committees and Advisory Councils. Most terms are three years and will begin in October 2022. Please review the descriptions for each group by accessing this web page.

All applications will be reviewed by the RAS Nominations Committee, and notifications will be sent in May. All candidates must be able to serve up to a three-year term while still remaining an active member of RAS-ACS.

Nominations are open to ACS Resident and Associate Fellow Members.

Note: The RAS-ACS will hold your application for one year and alert you to other open positions that you might be interested in serving on.

When submitting your online application, you should be prepared to provide:

  • Letter of interest (PDF): Succinctly describe why you feel you are suited for this position, what you feel you can contribute to the committee and position, and how your skills and experience can contribute to the committee’s work.
  • Summary of curriculum vitae (PDF): No more than two pages

Interested individuals should submit an application by March 28, 11:00 pm CT.

Apply online

Resources for Resident Events at ACS Chapters

The RAS-ACS Education Committee offers insights and tips for planning engaging resident events at chapter meetings and shares the benefits these events offer. Access the videos to learn more from your ACS Resident Member colleagues:

For more information about planning an ACS Chapter event, contact Luke Moreau at lmoreau@facs.org.

Don’t Miss the Next Financial Literacy Series Webinar

Disability and Life Insurance Overview for Surgical Residents and Fellows

Monday, April 11 | 7:00 pm CT

Presented by Billy Gwaltney, ChFC, CLU, REBC, President, Professional Planning Group, Inc.

During this webinar, attendees will learn the keys to identifying the best life insurance coverage for each individual surgeon’s needs.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Types of disability policies and the vital definitions
  • Factors determining policy cost and discounts (age, gender, specialty, etc.)
  • The process for purchasing coverage (timing, steps, etc.)
  • Do I need a broker, or can I go direct
  • The top disability insurance companies currently
  • What about life insurance (timing of when to buy, process, types, etc.)

Billy Gwaltney is an independent broker specializing in own-occupation disability insurance for physicians. His firm, PPG, currently serves more than 1,600 physicians across the country. Mr. Gwaltney holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte and is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

Register today.

This webinar is sponsored by the Education Committee of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons

ACS Career Center: Cardiothoracic Fellowship Opportunity

The ACS Career Center is promoting a fellowship opportunity for surgeons interested in pursuing a cardiothoracic fellowship. View the opportunity today.

Submit Your Ideas for a Resources in Surgical Education Article

The landscape of surgical education has shifted dramatically over the past decade. New program requirements, innovative technologies, personalized teaching methods, increased global awareness about patient safety, and a host of other external constraints have spurred changes in surgical educational practices.

In response, the American College of Surgeons Division of Education has created Resources in Surgical Education (RISE), which serves as a repository of articles developed for national and international surgical educators and surgeon clinicians and that relate to all aspects of surgical education.

We are now expanding our invitation to all residents! Do you have an idea for an article that you would like to submit to the RISE site? It’s easy. You can submit your article, idea, or topic online.

Please visit the RISE site to view current and past articles. Questions? Contact Krashina Hudson at khudson@facs.org or 312-202-5335.

We will be eager to hear your ideas.

Positions Still Available for the ACS Mastery in General Surgery Program

Several positions are still available for the ACS Mastery in General Surgery Program for the 2022–2023 academic year. Surgery residents are encouraged to apply for positions that will begin this fall. Applicants may review the program profiles on the ACS website and submit an application to MasteryGS@facs.org.

The Mastery in General Surgery Program was launched in 2013 to provide graduating surgery residents with a personalized experience in clinical settings during the first year in practice, with close mentoring from senior surgeons. The program is intended to provide a valuable experience during the transition from residency to independent practice and focuses on launching the careers of general surgeons. Individuals enrolled in this program serve as junior associates in general surgery practice environments, and the experiences are specifically tailored to their individual needs and goals. The junior associate is given increasing autonomy during the year to advance surgical skills, decision-making, and case management under the watchful eye of the senior surgeon. In addition, junior associates learn about the business of medicine and acquire skills to succeed in the evolving health care environment. They are provided specific feedback during the year and at the conclusion of the program.

Evaluation of the program outcomes has revealed a major impact on the careers of the junior associates, and several associates have been recruited to the practices where they completed the year-long experience.

For additional information, contact Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE, at asachdeva@facs.org; Linda K. Lupi, MBA, at llupi@facs.org; or Rachel Williams Newman, MS, at MasteryGS@facs.org.