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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.

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 RASNEWS@facs.org for call-in info.

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Register Today

Register now and join more than 400 College leaders and members for the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, May 19–22. The early bird deadline is April 23.

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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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Burnout Resources

The ACS has three free resources on burnout:

RAS-JACS Journal Club

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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