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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.

Dr. Sakran Welcomes New Fellows

Joseph Sakran, MD, FACS, spoke on behalf of the 2015 Class of Initiates at ACS Convocation, October 4, in Chicago. Dr. Sakran is immediate past chair of the Resident and Associate Society (RAS) and will now serve as a liaison on the governing council of Young Fellows Association for RAS.

Focus on RAS at Clinical Congress

Focus on RAS attendees

More than 100 residents and associate fellows gathered on Sunday, October 4 during Clinical Congress 2015 to practice leadership principles, network with peers, and select a new secretary of the organization.

A Subspecialist on Joining ACS

Why should a subspecialist, like a neurosurgeon, join ACS? Find out what Maya Babu, MD, MBA, neurosurgery resident at Mayo Clinic has to say.

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