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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.

RAS Tackles the Opioid Crisis

Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons Each year, the Resident and Associate Society selects a theme for the August issue of the Bulletin. In this year’s RAS issue of the Bulletin, RAS members discuss the opioid crisis from various perspectives. The authors look at the surgeon’s role in alleviating the opioid epidemic at the national, state, and local levels in five different articles from the perspective of the RAS subcommittees.

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Register Today

The RAS-ACS welcomes Associate Fellows and Resident members to join us for programming especially relevant to the needs of young surgeon and surgeons-in-training at Clinical Congress 2017, October 22–26 in San Diego, CA.

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Your JACS Subscription Is Now Online

Journal of the American College of SurgeonsResident Members and Associate Fellows will now receive their JACS subscription is exclusively online, beginning with the June issue. You have access to all JACS content at Use your ACS credentials to log in as an ACS member and sign up to receive new issue and content alerts. If you wish to continue receiving the print version of JACS, please log in to your member profile and change your subscription preferences.

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Lessons from Summit

Resident Crystal Johnson-Mann, MD, reflects on the leadership qualities she learned at the 2017 Leadership & Advoacy Summit, including attention to detail and a willingness to make your team better.

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