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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.

Communications Essays

The RAS-ACS Communications Committee's annual essay contest is now open for submissions. This year's topic is is “Cut It Out: Changing the Status Quo.” Submit your essay by May 1.

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Spectacular Cases

The RAS-ACS invites ACS Resident Members and Associate Fellows to submit one case worthy of a discussion at the annual Spectacular Cases Panel Session at Clinical Congress 2019. Case submissions are due 5:00 pm (Central) on by May 3.

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Surgeon Well-Being

Despite a high prevalence of distress, few physicians seek help. The College is here to help and has put together the resources to support the challenges you may face as a surgeon.

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Scholar Report

Ryan J. Ellis, MD, MS, visited the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland as an International Exchange Program Scholar. Learn about his experience attending the Millin Meeting and examining the Irish surgical training paradigm.

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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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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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