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Resident and Associate Society

For 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.

Spectacular Cases

What would you do if you were presented with a multimodal thromboembolectomies in a patient with diffuse clot burden?

Perhaps that’s the question that a panel member will ask one of the four Spectacular Case presenters at this year’s Clinical Congress. Four RAS-ACS members present cases of interest to a panel of seasoned surgical experts. This educational conference is just one of many that you can expect at Clinical Congress 2015.

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Get Involved


Because our members are spread across the country—and outside the U.S.—each of the four committees meet once a month on a web conference call to talk about project work. These video meetings allow relationship building, instant collaboration, and increase productivity during our hour-long meeting.

Join us Wednesdays at 9:00 pm EST. Contact for a RAS-ACS committee meeting schedule and log in information.


Dr. Zarrinpar

International Exchange Scholar Sees Duty-Hour Restrictions in Italy

Read about Ali Zarrinpar’s, MD, PhD, experience at the 116th National Congress and how he traveled to Italy only to find that duty-hour restriction issues he thought were unique to U.S. residents travel across country borders.

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Top 10 Reasons to Participate

1. Leadership opportunities within RAS-ACS Committees and ACS Committees, Chapters, and Advisory Councils.

2. Scholarships to attend the Leadership & Advocacy Summit, a venue for the development of leadership skills for use in organized medicine and on the home front.

3. Publication opportunities, including RAS-ACS essay contests that lead to publication in the ACS Bulletin and chapter-level resident research paper competitions

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RAS E-News

RAS E-News provides updates on your society, educational opportunities, advocacy information, and much more. Read the latest news for Residents and Associate Fellows. 

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