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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.

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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Speed Mentoring

Participate in our inaugural Speed Mentoring Program for young surgeons at Clinical Congress 2015. Each surgeon mentee is expected to meet with up to six mentors during a quickly paced, hour-long event, sponsored by the Young Fellows Association, RAS-ACS, the Women in Surgery Committee, and the Committee on Diversity Issues.

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Surgical Jeopardy

Test how much you know about surgery at our surgical trivia competition—Surgical Jeopardy—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.

How Do I Get Involved?


  • Volunteer as a committee or task force member
  • Vote in an election
  • Submit or review an article
  • Publish a paper
  • Present at a conference or educational event
  • Attend a chapter meeting
  • Speak at a chapter meeting