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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.

PPE Shortage Survey

Are you experiencing or witnessing PPE shortages at your hospital? RAS and YFA created a survey for resident members to report PPE shortages at their own hospital to understand if the shortage is an ongoing issue. Fill out the survey anytime and multiple times and your individual identity will be anonymized. 

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Grand Rounds Series

Register today for an upcoming webinar on Surgical Error Understanding Safety Science in the Context of Complex Systems. More than 20 years ago, the Institute of Medicine published two books describing the tragic amount of unintended harm that occurs in our health care system. Hear about understand structural problems that lead to these unintended errors in health care.

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Early Career Resources

Key concepts for early career surgeons are covered in these 10-minute presentations by leading surgeons. Topics include Evaluating Practice Opportunities, 10 things to avoid during the first year in practice, Resource Negotiations, and more.

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New Podcast

Firearms are one of the most polarizing topics in American discourse. How do surgeons, as patient advocates, navigate the debate? We explore the public health problem of firearm-related injury and mortality, the role of surgeons, and more in our first episode.

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Support at Every Stage

What stage are you in your surgical career? The ACS has resources and support for a surgeon at every stage of his or her career. Learn about what the ACS can offer you.

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Associate to Fellow

Transition your Membership to Fellowship

Associate Fellows, have you thought about becoming FACS when you are eligible? Do you wonder what this step might entail, how long it will take, and what it might mean for your career? Listen as Erin Garvey, MD, FACS, talks about making the transition.

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