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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.

International Exchange Scholar Program

International Exchange Scholar Program applications now being accepted!

Three RAS-ACS members will be selected to travel to one of three host nations where the selected international exchange scholar will attend the country’s surgical society meeting and learn about the surgical opportunity and system abroad. The host nations this year are Australia, Ireland, and Italy.

Applications are due December 31.

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Leadership Scholarship

RAS is accepting applications for the ninth annual Leadership Scholarships for Residents and Associate Fellows of the College. The scholarships cover tuition, travel, and subsistence for one of three ACS programs and will be awarded to three young surgeons or residents who best exemplify an important mission of RAS—to develop future leaders in the field of surgery. Applications are due December 1.

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Residents as Advocates

William Ward, MD, FACS, discusses the role of residents in advocacy. Join the RAS-ACS Advocacy & Issues Committee. Call in on the first Wednesday of each month at 9 pm EST. We need you!

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Join a RAS Committee

All ACS Resident Members and Associate Fellows are encouraged to get involved and join a RAS Committee. There is plenty of work to go around and is a great way to network and collaborate on projects that benefit the membership. Each committee meets one Wednesdays a month via conference call at 8:00 pm Central.

  • 1st Wednesday: Advocacy and Issues
  • 2nd Wednesday: Communications
  • 3rd Wednesday: Membership
  • 4th Wednesday: Education

Contact and tell us which committee you would like to join! We are always looking to meet and work with new members. Join today!

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Spectacular Cases

Spectacular Cases

Resident and Associate Fellow members of the ACS are invited annually to present cases that are multidisciplinary and truly out of the ordinary at Clinical Congress.

Read about one member's case that involved saving life and limb: a multidisciplinary approach to the management of a complex penetrating trauma.

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