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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

The August 2019 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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ACS Supports You

Dr. Patricia Turner

Supporting Associate Fellows and Residents at Each Stage of Your Career

Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director of the Division of Member Services, talks about the benefits and programs available to our Associate Fellows and Resident Members.

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Dear Intern

At the start of a new academic year, many members are transitioning into different roles—some still within the framework of residency, some out of residency entirely. Within these letters, the authors share their wisdom with their younger selves and others as they look back on their intern years through a more experienced, wiser lens.

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