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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.

Essay Contest

The 2020 RAS-ACS Communications Committee annual essay contest is now open for submissions. This year's theme is Man vs Machine: Evaluating the Role of Artificial Intelligence and Innovative Technology in Surgery. Submissions are due by 5:00 pm (Central) on May 1.

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IEP Scholar Essay

Irish scholar Jamie Patrick Doody extends his network at Clinical Congress 2019 as an International Exchange Scholar.

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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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Grand Rounds Series

The RAS-ACS Grand Rounds Webinar Series is for young surgeons starting private practice or academic surgical medicine. Dive into career path choices and strategies, best practices, and managing personal life and wellness. The webinars are presented live and free of charge.  

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ACS/Pfizer Awards

Nominations for the 2020 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Award are being accepted through Saturday, February 15. Nominate a surgeon deserving of an award today!

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