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Resident and Associate Society

Get InvolvedFor surgical trainees and young surgeons, the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) serves to familiarize you with College programs and leadership. RAS-ACS provides you with an avenue for participation in ACS affairs, fosters development and use of your leadership skills in organized surgery, and provides opportunities for your opinions and concerns as young surgeons and trainees to be heard by College leadership.

Fostering Wellness and Resilience

This month’s Bulletin centers on the theme selected by the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons: Developing Wellness and Resilience. Visit the Bulletin website to read perspectives and action items to promote surgeon wellbeing.

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Leadership Program

The Future Trauma Leaders program is a unique way for the ACS Committee on Trauma to offer an in-depth training and mentoring opportunity to junior trauma and acute care surgeons. Apply by August 26.

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Resident Scholarship

Residents are invited to apply for a scholarship to attend a one-day didactic course, Global Health Competencies for Surgeons: Cognitive and System Skills, offered at Clinical Congress 2019. Applications are due by August 26.

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Scholarship Deadline

The College offers two-year resident research scholarships to our Resident Members in the U.S. and Canada. The scholarships provide $30,000 per year for each year. The closing date for receipt of completed applications and all supporting documents is September 16. Successful applications will begin their awards in July 2020.

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Why FACS?

Why FACS?

Why should I become FACS and how do I do it?

Learn more about ACS Fellowship during our special session at Clinical Congress 2019 on Tuesday, October 29.

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Essay Contest Winner

The RAS-ACS congratulates Laura F. Goodman, MD, for her winning essay Cut it Out: Changing the Status Quo. Dr. Goodman will receive a $500 cash award presented during the RAS-ACS Business Meeting at Clinical Congress 2019. Her essay will be published in the January ACS Bulletin.

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