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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.

Call for Abstracts

Share your research with the world and submit your abstracts and videos for Clinical Congress 2020 today. The Call for Abstracts is open through Monday, March 2.

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Scholar Opportunity

The College is offering two positions for Associate Fellow surgeons in a two-year, fully funded fellowship with the ACS Geriatric Surgery Verification program. The fellowship aims to foster the development of surgical experts in the implementation of the population-based quality program. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 1

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Register Today

Register today for the ninth annual ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit, March 28–31 in Washington, DC. We are holding events specifically for our Associate Fellows and Resident Members. Add these events to your calendar!

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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 Friday, May 1.

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IEP Scholar Essay

RAS scholar Joshua J. Goldman learns about teaching tools for burnout and technology during his visit to Ireland 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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