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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.

Apply for IEP

As the world becomes more connected, we have the opportunity to reach out and learn from outside of the Americas. Apply for the International Exchange Scholar Program by November 30 for this unique opportunity.

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Resident Autonomy

This month’s Bulletin centers on the theme selected by the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons: Autonomy in surgical training. Visit the Bulletin website to learn about innovations in fostering resident autonomy.

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Register Today

Register today for Clinical Congress 2018, October 21–25, in Boston! Contemplating what the FACS designation means to your professional credentials? Plan to attend our special session on ACS Fellowship: Why Should I Become FACS and How Do I Do It?

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Surgeon Scientist Series

Pancreatic surgeon Matthew H.G. Katz, MD, FACS, from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, explains why he thinks surgeons should integrate research into their careers.

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The RAS-ACS and JACS Journal Club engages trainees and junior attendings with the current surgical literature through discussion with world experts. Join the discussion!

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How to Get Involved

Q: How do I get involved in RAS-ACS?

A: Here’s how!

  • Vote in an election
  • Speak at a chapter meeting
  • Engage in the ACS Communities
  • Call in to a RAS Committee

The four standing committees meet on a once-monthly basis. On Wednesday, 9:00 pm (EST). Introduce yourself and get involved! Contact for call-in info.

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